Hotel El Rincon de Las descalzas
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Carmona is one of the towns of Seville with the biggest historical legacy, taking an importat part through the consecutive invasions. Its name comes from the Semitic root “KAR” that means city, probably related to its possible Phoenician foundation. The romans called it “CARMO”, and the arabs “QARMUNA”.

Its generous and outstanding religious, civil and military architecture made of Carmona a monumental city. Its origins come from the Neolithic, and several rich prehistoric sites have been found on its surroundings. The “vaso campaniforme” – the first Hispanic contribution to the european art – appeared in Carmona.

The Rincon de las Descalzas is situated in the Historical Centre of Carmona, close to the Santa Maria de Gracia Church, a beautiful Gothic example, with many Chapels and nice works in precious metals. From the Visigothic period it preserves a liturgical calendar cut on one of the columns of the Patio de los Naranjos.

The hotel takes its name from the Descalzas passage, in front of the Descalzas’ convent, from the XVIII century and with a beautiful façade and tower.

Visits

Walled Enclosure. Of Roman origins it is a significant evidence of the great importance of the town. Part of this area, the Fortress (belonging to the “Puerta de Sevilla”), has got Cathaginian origins, and it is situated at the easiest accessible part to the town centre. The “Puerta de Córdoba” is also the other part to be emphasized.

Necropolis. Discovered in 1868, it is composed by hundreds of sepulchral chambers, digged out in the Alcores’ rocks, in which they almost exclusively practised the cremation ceremony; there are lots of niches for ashes, they were excavated in the walls of the chambers. In some graves there are still remains of the stucco decoration that covered the walls. This Necropolis was used during the Ith b.C. and the IVth a.C. centuries.

Museum of the town. Mudejar style house.

Church of San Felipe. From the XIVth century, Mudejar style, it contains a beautiful moulded ceiling, ornamental tiles from the XVIth and a XVIIth century altarpiece.

Priory of Santa Maria. >From the XVth, it holds a liturgical calendar from the Visigothic age, engraved in a column in the Patio de los Naranjos. This church is a beautiful example of the Gothic, and it has got many chapels and a craftsmanship in precious metals to point up.

Church of San Pedro. From the XVth, and baroque style because of important repairs in that period.

Convent of Santa Clara. >From the XVth, with a Mudejar style.

Church of San Blas, Convent of La Concepción and La Caridad. All of them from the XVIth, in the Hospital of San Blas we can stand out its Chapter house, with a Mudejar style.

Church of El Salvador. A good example of the Baroque of the XVIIth, it belonged to the Jesuits. It contains images and craftmanships from the XVIIth and the XVIIIth.

Convent of Las Descalzas. >From the XVIIIth with a beautiful faÇade and tower.

Hermitage of San Mateo. XIVth Century.

Hermitage of Nuestra Sra. De Gracia. XVIth Century.

 



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