Santiponce Itálica

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Former Hospital de Todos los Santos

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The Hospital de los Santos was built in the 15th century in Gothic-Mudejar style. In the past, its referred to a charity hospital and lodging for pilgrims. Highlights include the pointed arcade supported by square columns with reduced or chamfered arrises up to approximately 1.70 m high.

As the upper part of the columns are not reduced, it has a pseudo-capital that ends with a staggered abacus that supports the arch. It was built with brick and masonry, typical of the Mudejar style.

The centre resembles a museum of local history with remains and explanations of all historical periods of the town since its origin.

The collection includes a whale fossil found two decades ago in the area known as Arroyo Hondo, the mechanism of the old municipal clock, paintings by López Cabrera, Sánchez Palma and Ocaña, information panels on the life of Abu Madyan, the 12th-century Sufi master from Cantillana, as well as a column from Roman Naeva or the old sundial in the tower.

Today, it is also an exhibition hall that recently hosted a major exhibition of the painter Ocaña entitled “Ocaña, pueblo adentro”.

Opening times

Monday to Sunday, 9:00 to 13:30

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