We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“The gardens too are amazingly beautiful.”

Hospital de los Venerables
Book In Advance
More Info
and up
Secrets of Seville Private Walking Tour
Ranked #35 of 309 things to do in Seville
Certificate of Excellence
Attraction details
Reviewed December 18, 2013

The Hospital de los Venerables is a very interesting building and chapel with a collection of amazing paintings by Velasquez. The most awesome item is the Nur, in Arabic - la Luz in Spanish- the Islamic light. I enjoyed this quiet and pleasant place and especially seeing the various exhibitions. I am recommending this Moroccan riad styled exhibition center to you because I love my visit. The baroque chapel is amazingly beautiful with its Mujedar tile works. The exhibitions are intriguing especially the golden sheen of ceramics. The gardens too are amazingly beautiful, so if you enjoy exhibitions make a point of visiting this place.

1  Thank Edith W
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a ReviewReviews (703)
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
  • More languages
All reviews
"audio guide"
in 39 reviews
"retirement home"
in 8 reviews
"art gallery"
in 7 reviews
"special exhibition"
in 6 reviews
"beautiful chapel"
in 6 reviews
"lovely courtyard"
in 6 reviews
"small collection"
in 4 reviews
"trompe l'oeil"
in 3 reviews
"santa cruz district"
in 6 reviews
"nice paintings"
in 4 reviews
"an oasis of calm"
in 3 reviews
"spanish paintings"
in 3 reviews
"main courtyard"
in 3 reviews
"interesting history"
in 10 reviews
"worth a visit"
in 15 reviews
"baroque style"
in 4 reviews
"free entry"
in 3 reviews

202 - 206 of 703 reviews

Reviewed November 24, 2013

The building and chapel are very interesting (watch the ceilings). There is a collection of paintings that include a beautiful and expensive one by Velasquez. We also saw a special temporary exhibit about light in Islamic art which was really first rate. The museum (an old hospice for retired priests) was hard to find and directions from the Tourist Information Center were very helpful.

1  Thank emx88
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed November 20, 2013

My wife and I went to the Hospital for the first time to see an exhibition about light (Nur, in Arabic - la Luz in Spanish): light in the Islamic world, in art and in science.

The building is very, very beautiful, especially the three internal patios, with fountains and flowers, and with tile-covered walls.

The exhibition was interesting - not so much the text accompanying the various areas, which was somewhat predictable, but the artifacts - from various examples of lamps, in terracotta, glass and metal, to illuminated manuscripts.

We also had a look at the Valasquez centre: interesting but not so much as the exhibition or the building itself. We couldn't visit the church because there was a conference going on there - a pity, because from the pictures that I ave seen it is well worth a visit.

1  Thank Anonymous_Male
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed November 17, 2013

The Hospital de los Venerables now has a very good exhibition of Islamic art that is very interesting and discusses many items that the public has little knowledge about. I enjoyed seeing the exhibition, especially the part dealing with the golden sheen of ceramics, and how this was put on vases and jars made in Malaga during the time of the Moors. We talked to the guard there who was very knowledgeable about the items in the exhibition. His name was David. He was very handsome and informative and we had a very good discussion with him about items in the exhibition.

The chapel is one of the most beautiful in Spain. When we were there, the organist was playing the organ and it was a very beautiful experience for us.

Thank BennyMalaga
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
See more reviews
Reviewed November 3, 2013

This is a pleasant and quiet place where you can sit and find peace. The church inside is a real wow. When you consider the age of some of the paintings/carvings/etc it's stunning. The hand guide is very useful as you get to choose the pace and what to hear about. Look out for the carriage carved in coral - exquisite. There is a lot of art on show - I spent an age examining the Vista de Sevilla (it's also on Google images) - see if you can spot the donkey fight and the dog doing it's business. While we were there an organist played some pieces that added to the atmosphere. It's a good place to sit and meditate for a while. It's tricky to find but well worth it.

2  Thank H B
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Travelers who viewed Hospital de los Venerables also viewed

Seville, Province of Seville
Seville, Province of Seville
Seville, Province of Seville

Been to Hospital de los Venerables? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing