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Santa Clara Convent

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The Cloistered Convent of the Franciscan Order of Santa Clara was founded with the approval of Pope Pius II and under the aegis of the Duchess of Arcos. It is the oldest of Carmona’s female convents. 

The building has various architectural styles as its construction lasted several years. It is a beautiful combination of Mudejar, Renaissance and Baroque.    

The entrance to the church is composed of two similar doors. The image of Santa Clara is located in a niche between the doors.  The Mudejar-style church has the typical structure of a Sevillian convent. 

The choir and the cloister are open to the public, as is the very tall lookout tower built in the 18th century. You can also buy confectionery made by the Poor Clare nuns.

Declared an Asset of Cultural Interest in 1997 (Official Gazette of the Andalusian Regional Government BOJA 17 February 1998).

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