Iglesia de Santa María la Blanca

Iglesia de Santa María la Blanca, Seville: Hours, Address, Iglesia de Santa María la Blanca Reviews: 4.5/5

Iglesia de Santa María la Blanca

Iglesia de Santa María la Blanca
4.5
Monday
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
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Peter C
Island of Malta, Malta2,257 contributions
Nov 2021
This small church is not always open, however, it will definitely be worth your while to visit. In contrast to the plain exterior, the inside of the church is stunning with one of the most ornate ceilings you have ever seen. From the nave to the altar the church is beautifully decorated. The state of Santa Maria la Blanca is also on display.
Written December 21, 2021
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LCPUSA
462 contributions
Jun 2018 • Couples
Santa Maria la Blanca is neither a big nor an impressive church per se. However, it is a very important site in the history of Seville. It was (minus the bells and bell tower) one of the three 13th century synagogues in Seville. The jewry had a total of 27 synagogues, but only 3 were official. The original entry was by the side of the church, and you can still see the old synagogue arches under the stucco and the paint. Furthermore, it is on a street that was the main commercial vein of the Sevillian jewry. So, visit the church, inspect it as much as you can inside and outside (you can still guess where the torah was placed), and afterwards walk a little the streets behind Santa maria la Blanca. Look for Green street, a street that has the same name since the middle ages, and that did not change much. It is certainly one of the most beautiful streets in Seville. It is for pedestrians. Then go back to the church and go north on calle Santa Maria la Blanca, and that eventually becomes Calle San Jose. On the corner with calle Levies, stop to have a coffee at Levies Bar, and then, on calle Levies, explore this medieval street (quite changed) were the richest Jewish leaders of the community lived, included Samuel Levy (from where the name of the street), the King's treasurer. His house is still there.
Written January 24, 2019
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BennyMalaga
Malaga, Spain89,775 contributions
Apr 2014 • Couples
The Church of Santa Maria la Blanca was a Jewish temple in the 13th century and converted to a Christian church in 1391. There is a retable of Nuestra Señora de las Nieves. The sculpture was made by Juan de Astorga at the start of the 19th century. The church is a jewel of the Andalusian Baroque. The ceiling used elaborate plaster decoration and was created by the brothers Pedro and Miguel de Borja in 1665. This ceiling is unique in Seville and makes it a must see church.
Written April 18, 2014
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Rich_92021
San Diego, CA91 contributions
Sep 2019
Seen the big cathedrals, but this has a charm and elegance that is really special. Love the colors (gold and white), the art work... It's very special, left me speechless. Only found it because it was recommended by a tour guide.
Written October 7, 2019
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henryborgbarthet
Valletta, Malta450 contributions
Nov 2019
A surprising interior, every inch covered with decoration, the impact on entering a church with such a plain exterior, complex stucco decoration, beyond description, a must see.
Written November 10, 2019
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AnnMudefordDorset
Christchurch, UK149 contributions
Jun 2019 • Couples
We were staying in the hotel next door but had not realised what was behind the doors, fortunately a guide mentioned to visit it and it is as all the reviews say small and very beautiful go and visit if you are near.
Written June 24, 2019
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Olga S
5 contributions
Mar 2019
Visited Seville in March, it was an amazing trip to enjoy the beauty of Southern Spain. This church is a real gem, a small beautiful architectoral masterpiece. Highly recommend to visit!
Written June 8, 2019
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Rosaa_08
260 contributions
Nov 2018 • Solo
A wonderful church.
Although all churches have similar features, each one holds something unique and for me it was the baroque ceiling. Absolutely stunning.
This church also contains a painting by Bartolomé Esteban Murillo to the left of the church... if I recall this is the only one of his paintings and the others are in the Louvre?? But I could be wrong.
I just read online that this church was first a mosque & then it became a synagogue and then a church! So 3 religious sites.

Defo worth seeing.
Free entrance
Written November 19, 2018
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Duncan A
Porto, Portugal58 contributions
Sep 2019 • Family
Stunning. A little oasis in the bustle of the town . Well worth a visit. The history that is involved makes it a necessary stop.
Written September 15, 2019
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Soos52
Hove, UK115 contributions
Jun 2019 • Couples
We were lucky to go there late afternoon when there were very few tourists. Beautiful and spiritual. Highly recommend a visit
Written June 21, 2019
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