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Hospital de la Caridad, Seville

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Religious Site Historic Site
Hospital de la Caridad is a chapel that serves as both a religious site and a functioning hospital, providing social and medical care to some of Seville's elderly poor. Walk through the courtyard of the church, where you can appreciate the Tuscan columns and arches decorated with tiles depicting biblical scenes. There are marble fountain sculptures near the church's entrance. Inside, you will see paintings by Murillo and Valdes Leal covering the walls, as well as arches and domes decorated in Baroque style and extensive plasterwork. Make sure to take in the main altarpiece, decorated in gold and polychrome, with an array of sculptures and columns. Make Hospital de la Caridad part of your personalized Seville itinerary using our Seville tour planner.
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  • The Hospital de la Caridad was founded in 1674 by Don Miguel Mañara, whose statue can be found in the park across the street from the hospital. Accessible to the public are the lovely courtyard with d...  more »
  • This was built by a widow after his wife died aged 34. The whole purpose is to remind the visitor that death is close by and we are all equal in death. The artwork is amazing and honest in depicting t...  more »
  • this is an active retirement home for priests, but you can visit. the architecture, patio and chapel are well worth the visit. the chapel is very ornate, containing painting and much gilding work. you...  more »
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  • A jewel, thankfully quiet, undiscovered by mass tourism
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  • The most famous works by Valdés Leal herein: creepy paintings Finis Gloriae Mundi and In Ictu Oculi, which remind us that the worldly wealth does not face death.
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  • Because it is necessary to read the biography. He founded it
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  • Important place for lovers of Spanish Baroque. If you have time, visit required
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  • Just like I don't have a lot of people great place.
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