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“Beautiful Small Chapel” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Capilla de San Jose

Capilla de San Jose
calle Jovellanos | entre Sierpes y Tetuán, Seville, Spain
954 223 242
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Ranked #75 of 365 things to do in Seville
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“Beautiful Small Chapel”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2013

The chapel was built by the guild of carpenters between 1699 and 1766. The main nave was built by Pedro Romero and the main chapel was built by Esteban Paredes. Today the church is run by the Franciscan Order and is found in a very busy part of the city. The church is small and has a rectangular shape with only one nave and a small crossing. The chapel has the images of Santa Justa and Santa Rufina, who were sisters and are now two of the patron saints of Seville. The main altarpiece is Neoclassic and is beautiful. The stained glass windows have some that are old and some new. The main façade is Baroque and over the main door there is a niche that has the image of San Jose, and this was designed by Lucas Valdes in 1716. The main altar was the work of the Portuguese sculptor Cayetano de Acosta. There is a retable also of Santa Ana that is Baroque and has two Solomonic columns that sustain an arch.

Visited November 2013
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“A Baroque Jewel”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2013

The Capilla of San Jose is a small Baroque jewel. It has a Baroque altarpiece and the chapel has the images of Santa Justa and Santa Rufina. The facade is small but quite elegant.

Visited February 2013
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“Tiny but extravagant”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2012

Just off the main shopping street Sierpes, but just pop in for a view if open. It is small and the painted area is dilapidated, but the ornate altar area is striking for such a small chapel. 5 minutes just to peek in.

Visited June 2012
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“Massively over-the-top”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2012

You'll be hard pressed to find a more "lavish" altar. If the folks on 'The Only Way Is Essex' decorated churches this is what they'd look like.

Visited May 2012
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“Beautiful Baroque Church”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2012

The Church of San Jose is quite small but it is a good example of the Baroque style in Seville. The church is full of art. The church was started in 1699 by the architect Pedro Romero and finished in 1766. The main altar was the work of Cayetano de Acosta and with sculptures made by Pedro Duque Cornejo. The sculpture of San Joaquin on the façade was also the work of Pedro Duque Cornejo.

Visited November 2011
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