Visit to the Hospital de la Caridad de Sevilla

Place: Hospital de la Caridad.
C/Temprado s/n Schedule: All year roud
Monday to Sunday from 10:00 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Closed Sundays from 12:30 to 14:00
(due to Mass at 1:00 p.m.)

Price: Between 4€ and 8€. Children under 14 years free

Hospital de la Caridad:  

The church and hospital of Santa Caridad is a 17th century building, belonging to the Sevillian Baroque, headquarters of the charitable institution promoted by the philanthropist Miguel de Mañara in the 17th century.

The visitor will be able to discover in an attractive, dynamic and participatory way, some of the most important artworks of the Sevillian Baroque, where artworks by Murillo, Valdés Leal or Pedro Roldán stand out among others. This Baroque symbolism is verified when entering the church. Architecture, painting and sculpture will help us to understand the spirit of the Baroque with its vanities and opulences, to reflect on the transience of life and the end of it.

We thus highlight the works made for such an institution by Valdés Leal who painted the following artworks for the Hospital between 1671-72. At the church we have the masterpieces of this painter: dark paintings with the horrible vision of death, macabre subjects , with scenes of impressive realism.

In particular we highlight:

– Finis gloriae mundi, with corpses decomposing and covered by disgusting insects, waiting for the moment to appear before the Divine Judgment and the symbols of the capital sins.

– In Ictu Oculi, with death carrying under his left arm a coffin with a shroud, while in his hand he carries the characteristic scythe.

– In the choir, The Triumph of the Holy Cross, a mural that represents the Emperor Heraclius adoring the Cross and stripping himself of his clothes to enter Jerusalem, an allegory about detachment from the glories of the world to access Christ.


Brotherhood of the Holy Charity of Seville


Telephone: 954 223 232

Mobile: 605 683 869


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