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Santa Resurrección Hospital

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The Holy Resurrection charity hospital has never ceased to assist any petitioner in its five centuries of history, as advocated by Juan Ponce de León, and set forth by his mother Catalina de Perea in her will in 1522.

Today, the building complex is the sum of different construction styles. It is divided into two main areas. One is the functional area with the nursing home for the elderly and maintenance services, and the other, the historical area where the living quarters, central courtyard, hospital’s chapel, meeting room and infirmary are located.

Worthy of note are the tombs of the founders in the hospital’s chapel, whose dome is decorated with the coats-of-arm of the noble families that belonged to the board of trustees of the Holy Resurrection, namely, Ponce de León, López de Carrizosa and Perea. Similarly, the room where the Confraternity meets on Easter Sunday is decorated with the portraits of founders and patrons.

The “hospitalito”, as this private foundation is commonly known, has been a refuge for the poor and needy, an outpatient clinic for the war-wounded, farmhands and workers, a sanatorium in times of epidemics and disease, a maternity ward where the children of Utrera were born, and a nursing home for the elderly. All people were cared for with the charitable spirit championed by Catalina de Perea in 1514.

Opening times

Tuesday – Friday: 10:30 and 14:00
Saturday, Sunday and holidays: 11:00 - 14:00 and 16:00 - 19:00

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