Capilla Virgen del Carmen
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permia
Ireland63,041 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
Built ornately during the 1920s it is a little gem at the end of the fine bridge. A chapel shaped as a cylinder and an adjoining bell tower comprise the complex.

Highly decorative it is a lovely sight when approaching. Stepping inside we were a tad surprised to find a chap selling flowers and trinkets. Not sure whether religious ceremonies are still part of it.
Written April 21, 2024
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Mairwen1
United Kingdom10,910 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
Capila del Carmen is a strikingly beautiful chapel as you cross the bridge into Triana. It doesn't look like a traditional chapel and at first sight, I wondered what it was. What you see are two mis-matched towers standing strangely side-by-side, one tall and thin and the other short and round with a vibrant, colourfully tiled dome. They look like the odd couple.
It’s also not anywhere near as old as it looks. The dome has a tile with the date 1927, although in fact it was not finished until the following year. Originally, there was a much earlier chapel on this spot but it was demolished when the new bridge, Puente del Isabella II was built.
Inside the small chapel, is a brilliant glazed ceramic altar and a much worshipped 18th century painting of the Virgin del Carmen and Child, with embossed silver crowns. She is worshipped as the patron saint and protector of fishermen and sailors.
If the chapel is open, you can go inside through the semi-circular arch. It was closed when we were there (I believe it’s normally open from 10 – 1pm) but the iron grille or gate at the front still allows you to peer inside.
From the bridge, you can see all the main external features. A false lantern sits on top of the domed tower with 8 ceramic green columns and horseshoe arches that give it the appearance of a miniature temple. From the street, you can just make out two figures inside the ‘temple’. They are St Justa and St Rufina. In between them, you can see another slightly taller shape, which is a model of the Cathedral’s Giralda bell-tower. At the highest point is a large, ironwork cross.
The tall, slender tower is strangely reminiscent of a minaret. There is a bell-tower and, in contrast to the squat rounded chapel, it is octagonal. Eight ceramic vases sit at the top, surrounding its small helmet-like dome. On the very top, is a weather vane.
Written January 1, 2021
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jeff1955malaysia
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia6,131 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 • Friends
The Capilla Virgen del Carmen is a really a beautiful church with its amazing architecture. It is located just after the Tirana Bridge.
Written May 6, 2023
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Grover R
Pensacola, FL21,818 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2018 • Family
When I reviewed our trip to Spain last summer this attraction was not listed. Anyways Triana was one of our favorite parts of Seville and this chapel is one of the first things we saw in Triana as we crossed the bridge. It is a beautiful structure with a great story. Our guide told us for many years Triana was separated by a ferry and when the bridge was built this chapel was designed for Trianans to stop and pray on their way to Seville that they would make it back. Who knows on the story but the Chapel is a symbol for Triana and it is a beautiful part of the bridge. It only takes a few seconds to see but it will enhance you visit to Triana and Seville.
Written April 2, 2018
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robygk76
Bergamo, Italy2,096 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023 • Couples
Small chapel-church located in the Triana area where there is the bridge, nice but nothing special
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Written January 5, 2024
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