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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.

A single-nave building with three sections and a square apse recessed behind three semi-circular arches on marble columns from the late 15th century. It was renovated in the mid-18th century.  The first two sections belong to the original temple. The first is covered by a half-barrel vault with lunettes and the second with a ribbed vault.

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.

The most important monument in Lorena is the parish church of San Miguel. It is a building with one nave, roofed with a ribbed barrel vault, to the left-hand side of which another one was added a few years ago. The current construction does not date back beyond the late 18th century, although later renovations can be identified.