VIRTUAL TOUR, 17th c. CHURCH OF THE HOSPITAL DE LA SANTA CARIDAD.
The Church of the Hospital de la Santa Caridad is a 17th century Church designed by Miguel Mañara and is one of the finest examples of Baroque church in Seville.
It houses treasured paintings of paintings by Murillo, Valdés Leal and Roldán, searching for the real meaning of charity.
The High Altarpiece of the Charity – Pedro Roldán, Bernardo Simón de Pineda and Juan de Valdés Leal
It is probably the most beautiful baroque altarpiece in Europe, where the seventh work of mercy is represented. Several authors have collaborated in it. The relief of Christ’s descent is of Valdés Leal and the sculpture group is of Pedro Roldán, while the altarpiece was made by Bernardo Simón de Pineda. Three great artists working together on the same altarpiece. The main sculptural group represents the burial of Christ and refers to the work of mercy of giving a Christian burial to the dead. That image reminds us of what was one of the main obligations of the Brotherhood in the 15th century, giving a dignified Christian burial to the executed people. On the left we can see St. George with the dead dragon under his feet. The saint is also the patron of this church where a relic of his is kept.