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Seville, beautiful and diverse

The Barefoot Carmelite Convent of the Conception was founded in 1577 by Francisco Álvarez de Bohórquez and his wife, Catalina de Coria. The convent was opened in 1580.

This late 18th-century church is dedicated to Our Lady of Immaculate Conception. It also ecclesiastically depends on the parish of Our Lady of Pure Conception. In 1887, it was also used as a water deposit. Until the Spanish Civil War, it was used as public baths. It then served as a water supply station for irrigation purposes.

On the site now occupied by the parish church, the former Muslim fortress of the Almohad period was built, the only remaining feature of which is a small piece of wall, located next to the sanctuary of the church, which has a pointed horseshoe arch framed by an alfiz.

It was initially built in the 16th century as a Shrine to Our Lady of Grace. It was home to the Augustinian Order until they moved to the current Convent of San Agustín circa 1616. From 1670 to 1780, it was an all-girls school run by the Beatas Educandas de Santa Isabel.

The San Bartolomé Church is located in Carmona’s historic centre, very close to the lower fortress, known as the Alcázar de Abajo or Puerta de Sevilla. 

Although the structure of the temple dates back to the 15th century, it was completely transformed and embellished during the Baroque period. The tower in the façade was also completed at that time.

This is an early 18th-century chapel. The Chapel is built in masonry, brick and wood, with a rectangular floor plan, plain walls and roofed by a wooden trough structure, forming its only nave, with the altar at the far end. It also has a lateral sacristy. 

The Confraternity of the Trinity built the chapel in the early 18th century (1719-1723) to worship their titular images.