Los Venerables Hospital : Michelin's recommendations
Founded in 1675, the hospice intended for aged priests (hence venerable) and designed by Leonardo de Figueroa is one of the best examples of Seville 17C Baroque. Today, it is the seat of the Focus Cultural Foundation. There is an attractive patio decorated with 19C tiles. The church, with a single nave, a cradle vault and lunettes, is decorated with frescoes by Valdés Leal and his son Lucas Valdés ; in the chevet admire The Last Supper, by Valdés the son, and above, The Deification of St Ferdinand, by Valdés the father. In the nave you can see four Flemish works on leather and two smaller works painted on marble; at the entrance to the church there are two attractive sculptures by Pedro Roldán: St Ferdinand and St Peter. Organ recitals take place there today, hence the lay-out of the pews. In the sacristy, notice the fresco by Valdés Leal on the subject of the triumph of Faith and the balustrade; by a strange optical effect, it seems that when you cross the space concentrating on the balustrade, the balusters change position. There are admirable ivory Christs from the 18C. The superb main staircase runs under the elliptical Baroque dome decorated with stucco and the Papal arms. Notice The arrival of Jésus in the temple, another mural by de Lucas Valdés.
- Address : Plaza de los Venerables 8 E - 41004 Sevilla41004Sevilla
- Phone : 954562696
- E-mail : firstname.lastname@example.org
- Website : http://www.focus.abengoa.es
- Prices : 4.80 € (-12 years old free of charge)
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