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Andalusia Sights

Hospital de la Caridad

  • Calle Temprado 3 Map It
  • El Arenal
  • Hospital–Sight

Updated 06/07/2014

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Behind the Maestranza Theater is this almshouse for the sick and elderly, where six paintings by Murillo (1617–82) and two gruesome works by Valdés Leal (1622–90), depicting the Triumph of Death, are displayed. The baroque hospital was founded in 1674 by Seville's original Don Juan, Miguel de Mañara (1626–79). A nobleman of licentious character, Mañara was returning one night from a riotous orgy when he had a vision of a funeral procession in which the partly decomposed corpse in the coffin was his own. Accepting the apparition as a sign from God, Mañara devoted his fortune to building this hospital and is buried before the high altar in the chapel. Admission includes an audio guide (available in English).

Sight Information


Calle Temprado 3, Seville, 41001, Spain

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Sight Details:

  • €5
  • Mon.–Sat. 9:30–1 and 3:30–7, Sun. 9–12:30

Updated 06/07/2014


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