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Seville, Spain

Iglesia de la Caridad

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Today: 11:00am-1:00pm, 3:30pm-7:00pm
This Week
Sunday:9:00am-2:30pm
Monday:11:00am-1:00pm, 3:30pm-7:00pm
Tuesday:11:00am-1:00pm, 3:30pm-7:00pm
Wednesday:11:00am-1:00pm, 3:30pm-7:00pm
Thursday:11:00am-1:00pm, 3:30pm-7:00pm
Friday:11:00am-1:00pm, 3:30pm-7:00pm
Saturday:11:00am-1:00pm, 3:30pm-7:00pm
Cost: $5.88 USD (5.00 EUR)

Acts of Mercy

Iglesia de la Caridad is one of the finest preserved examples of Spanish Baroque architecture. It is an active hospital and place of worship run by Los Hermanos Blacos de la Cruz. Former aristocrat Miguel Mañara was responsible for starting the church’s extensive renovations before his death in 1679. Mañara had the idea of decorating the church with paintings to illustrate the brotherhood’s ideals. In doing so, he commissioned works from such notable artists as Bartolomé Esteban Murillo, Juan de Valdes Leal, Pedro Roldán, and Bernardo Simon de Pineda. One of the most impressive pieces is Roldán’s colossal golden altarpiece depicting the burial of Christ. This symbolizes the mission of the brotherhood to bury and pray for the souls of the executed, drowned, and abandoned.

Utrip Tips

Be sure to check out the Santa Caridad blog (http://santacaridad.wordpress.com/) for news on charity concerts, times of public worship, and special nocturnal tours in areas not usually open to the public.

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