Right in the heart of the Andalusian capital, at Street Jovellanos Nº 19, you’ll find a small, yet very charming baroque Chapel, that is not very popular for the tourists. We are talking about the San Jose Chapel in Seville, an historic location right between 2 important commercial streets: Tetuan Street and Sierpes Street.

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Spectacular view of the San Jose Chapel inside. Photo by Javier Picón @flickr.

San Jose Chapel of Seville was built in the early XVI century. Its design and construction was in charge of the guild of the carpenters, and that created a conflict because the architects where the only ones with licence to create the plans of any building. In 1687 the original buiding was demolished, and the Chapel was rebuilt. This second period of its construction counted on the collaboration of Pedro Romero and Esteban Paredes. A century ago, the Chapel was recongnized as a national monument, and this has helped to preserve it.

If you are looking for things to do in Seville, you can include the Chapel of San Jose in your planning. Beside the baroque beauty of its architecture, you can admire – for free- great art works as the Cristo de las Angustias, Las Tres Aves Marías and Descanso de la Sagrada Familia en su huida a Egipto, as well as nice sculptures representing Saint Joseph, Saint Joachim, and St Anna. The major Altarpiece was created by Cayetano de Acosta.

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In the back, the San Jose Chapel of Seville. Photo by José Mazcona @flickr.

TheSan Jose Chapel in Sevilleis opened from Monday to Sunday from 7:45 am to 12:30 pm and from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm. You can reach it easily on foot from Plaza Nueva (250 meters). In its surroundings you’ll finde many shops, cafeterias and bars, excelent options to take a break and drink/eat something.

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