Écija Iglesia de los Descalzos

Seville, beautiful and diverse

A stately, barque-neoclassical building built in 1755 supported by robust pilasters.

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.

The ensemble is a 17th century baroque building commissioned by Alvaro de Castilla in 1614 as a convent and hospital, to which the church is attached. 

The church is located in the uppermost part of the town, on the old street commonly known as El Porche. It has now been renamed as Don Juan de Dios Corrales Gálvez, who was the parish priest for fifty-three years. This beautiful baroque church from the 16th century was once a small chapel or private oratory of the Counts of Gelves.

A building with a single rectangular nave and side chapels over which the choir platform extends. The nave is covered with a groin vault and the transept with a dome. The church, built on older constructions, is from the second third of the 18th century and is currently the seat of the Confraternity of the Cristo de la Yedra, a 17th-century image that is worshipped in front of the altar.

The building dates back to the mid-sixteenth century and has been occupied by different religious orders. The community of the Minim Friars of St Francis of Paola ran it from 1726 to 1855, when it was handed over to the Congregation of Most Holy Lady of Sorrows and St Philip Neri.

This 18th-century Church (1745-1757) owes its name to the image of the Holy Christ of Mercy that presides over the high altar.