Corporate Body - Colegio de San Fulgencio de Écija (Sevilla, España)

Colegio de San Fulgencio de Écija (Sevilla, España)



Corporate Body

Preferred form:

Colegio de San Fulgencio de Écija (Sevilla, España)Other forms

Fechas de Existencia:

from XVII to 1767


The College of San Fulgencio in the city of Écija (Seville) was built, according to some sources, in 1607. The Jesuits arrived in the city at the end of the 16th century. According to some historians of the Society and the city, it seems that they settled in different houses in the city until they settled for good in what is nowadays known as the Abastos Square (Plaza de los Abastos) or Écija's market (Mercado de Écija). In 1590, the lessons started in provisional houses thanks to some donations. In 1597, they received the economic support of the local government and counted on three grammar teachers. Nowadays, we can only see the church's façade, which is the previous-mentioned market's entrance. It originally counted on a teacher of basic education and a chair of moral theology; it provided training for the Minor Order. Since it was created, it counted on donations and inheritances that permitted it to develop its functions. Little more can be said about its intellectual activity, which stopped due to the Pragmatic Sanction published by Charles III (1759-1788).


After the Jesuits' expulsion, the college, which was also a convent and a church, was given to the local government. In 1841, the church and part of the plot were rented as a storehouse. In December 1842, the college was destroyed due to its terrible conditions. The development company advised its demolition, which was finished on the 26th of July 1843. On the 30th of July, this institution presented an offer to the local government in the interest of creating the square for the public market in this plot. In 1844, the building already worked as a food market.


(Function) He/She carries out/ perform:

Administración del patrimonio monástico

(Function) He/She carries out/ perform:

Misionado y evangelización

(Function) He/She carries out/ perform:

Preservación de obras culturales monásticas


Mandates/Legal Sources


Gerardo García León. La plaza de abastos de Écija. Antecedentes y proyectos. Actas del V congreso de historia de Écija. Gráficas Sol, 1999.

VV. AA: Historia de la Educación en España y América. La educación en la España Moderna. Siglos XVI-XVIII. Vol. II. Madrid: Ediciones Morata-Ediciones SM, 1993.

PARES: Código Referencia:ES.28079.AHN/

Documentos de la Compañía de Jesús en el Archivo histórico nacional: Inventario por Araceli Guglieri Navarro,... Introducción de Francisco Mateos, S.J.AHN, Editorial Razón y Fe, 1967.

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Jesuits  ( He/She is a member of )

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External Links

Portal temático de Écija.:

Ciber-Écija digital.

Fichero de Autoridades:

Biblioteca Nacional de España


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