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Seville, beautiful and diverse

In 1731, a group of boys would walk through the streets singing the rosary “more for childish entertainment than true devotion”. Gradually, more people joined them until the Confraternity of the Servites was founded. The Church of Our Lady of Sorrows is the architectural gem of the Confraternity.

The Church of San Nicolás de Bari was one of the parishes founded after the reconquest by Ferdinand III of Castile in 1248. It was originally Gothic-Mudejar and in the 18th century it would be rebuilt as a baroque building.

The Shrine to Our Lady of Incarnation is located within the Celti archaeological site (Asset of Cultural Interest), on San Pedro Street, an extension of Juan Carlos I Street towards Calvario Street, La Viña and the former road from Cordoba to Seville. 

The baroque-style Franciscan convent was built in the 18th century. Its foundation dates back to 1492. The original convent was on the foothills of the Sierra Morena, 6 km from Peñaflor, where a fountain and some ruins are still preserved. In 1731, the decision was made to relocate the convent from the mountains to the village of Peñaflor.

This Shrine is dedicated to the image of Osuna’s patron saint, Saint Arcadius, who is taken in procession through the city every year on 12 January. The 17th-century church was renovated in the 18th century. The single nave shrine is covered by a barrel vault and the transept with a dome on pendentives.

Better known as La Compañía, because it was built by the friars of La Compañía de Jesús in the 17th century, in 1627 to be precise.

The most remarkable feature of this single-nave baroque church is its façade with the coat of arms of Castilla y León and the image of the Sagrado Corazón de Jesús.

The Franciscan monastery of Corpus Christi founded by Juan Téllez Girón was built in 1541 and is still largely preserved today.