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This alleyway is located in the heart of Utrera’s historical centre. In the past, it was also used as a small gateway through the walls. A cross and a scallop shell, symbols of the Way of St James, grace the entrance to the alleyway. Its whitewashed walls, full of flower pots, take us back to another era.

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

Commonly known as the Chapel of Jesus the Nazarene, it was part of the Dominican convent of Saint Bartholomew, funded by Bartolomé López de Marchena. The convent, which was founded in 1542, was dedicated to the care and well-being of the body and spirit. The chapel was built in the 17th century and underwent extensive renovations in the second half of the 18th century. 

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 Jesuits came to Utrera and founded a convent with a school. The Rodrigo Caro School stands now on that site. All that remains is this church, known as St Francis the New, the sacristy and the meeting room.

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.

The building of the Royal Parrish Church of Señora Santa Ana, in Mudejar Gothic style, was built at the request of King Alfonso X el Sabio in the well-known Triana district. This construction began in 1266 by Castilian master stonemasons and Muslim builders.