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Iglesia de la Caridad

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Address: Temprado 3, 41001 Seville, Spain
Phone Number: 34-95-4223232
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: No
Description: The brotherhood of Santa Caridad traces its origins to the middle ages.
The brotherhood of Santa Caridad traces its origins to the middle ages.
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Plenty of Art

When one first enters the Hospital de la Caridad, one is amazed at seeing the very symmetrical patio, with beautiful architecture. Then one enters the chapel, which has art that... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 10, 2015
BennyMalaga
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Malaga, Spain
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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

This still functioning hospital (an elder-serving hospice now, I think) has a very beautiful chapel and altarpiece, and an interesting history. An audio guide is included in the entry price (which was a bit high, but consider it a donation). It's a place you could see in a few minutes, but the audio guide will drone on and on in... More 

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Malaga, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

When one first enters the Hospital de la Caridad, one is amazed at seeing the very symmetrical patio, with beautiful architecture. Then one enters the chapel, which has art that is very impressive and is very important. This is one of my favorite chapels in Seville.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

Gorgeous 17th Century paintings by Murillo & others in original locations; this impressive church is part of an still-active 'Charity Hospital/Hospice' from 1647, today housing 70-100 needy men. Its sculpture and art are masterpieces...well worth a visit. NOTE: ask for the English recorded guide when paying your 5 Euro 'donation'; it sometimes isn't offered automatically ;)

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Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

Yet another baroque church although internal courtyards are pretty. If short of time miss out on this…the fee to be treated as a donation because not really worth it !

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

Other than being a pretty building near the water, there is really nothing to see here. It appears that the building is currently used as a retirement home for the elder. The chapel is neat though, but not worth the entrance fee.

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Malaga, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014

The chapel has a wonderful altarpiece that was created by Bernardo Simon de Pineda. It shows the Burial of Christ, a sculpture by Pedro Roldan. The chapel is decorated by many works of Valdes Leal. There are two courtyards that are quite beautiful too.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2013

Normally,I am reluctant to write negative reviews about cultural institutions.Needless to say,I thought that the 5 Euro price of admission was excessive.There were 2 fine paintings by Juan Valdes Leal and a few fine paintings by Bartolome Murillo at this institution.The audioguide in English did not operate properly and the staff failed to solve this problem to my satisfaction.The Museum... More 

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Malaga, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2013

The Chapel of la Caridad is beautiful and is one of the most beautiful in Seville. There are many paintings by Murillo and Valdes Leal that cover most of the surfaces in the church. These paintings are quite impressive and beautiful. Also the tile work in the two patios outside are very good and the tile came from Holland from... More 

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Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2013

The art is well worth a look and the 5 Euro entrance helps support the good work with the elderly poor but no audio guides available so probably didnt get the full appreciation

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2013

This fine church is situated in a complex which provides social and medical care to some of Seville's elderly poor. Its founder endowed it with some very fine art works including some beautiful canvases by Murillo and some very striking but shocking works byJuan de Valdes Leal showing death.

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