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Capilla de Santa María de Jesús, Seville

Capilla de Santa María de Jesús - Seville, Spain
Capilla de Santa María de Jesús
Puerta de Jerez, Seville, Spain 41004Map
+34 95 421 5927
Neighborhood: Historic Centre

The "Little Chapel of the Puerta de Jerez" is the only remaining part of the original University of Seville, founded by Maese Rodrigo de Santaella in 1506.The university building, a painting of which can be seen in the chapel's main altarpiece, still stood until the 20th century, but was demolished to widen the access roads into the city, and only the main part of the façade was kept in the grounds of the Santa Clara Convent.The chapel is an example of late Gothic-Mudéjar style. Three façades can be seen from the outside: the one at the upper end, the one on the right with its beautifully ornate Gothic arched window and two square ones between columns,and the main façade, which is built of brick, with a simple Arab style arch. The main altarpiece, by the German painter Alejo Fernández, dates from 1520.Masses:11a Su & holidays.

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