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The Church of the Annunciation

This church was the first house of the Society of Jesus in 1565. Its building was a College before being a church. Miguel Cervantes, the author of Don Quijote de la Mancha, studied in this college. The college was moved and the building was used as the headquarters of the Jesuits. This church is one of the most interesting buildings of Renaissance style in Sevilla. The Jesuit Bartolome de Bustamante designed this church and the architect Juan Ruiz carried out the project to finish the church in 1579.The Jesuits were expelled from Sevilla in the 18th century and then the building became a University in 1771.

This church is dedicated to The Annunciation, reason why it has the same name. It is located in the street Laraa that was street La Compaia in the 18th century. It is currently the Faculty of Fine Arts. there are many important paintings such as The Annunciation by Antonio Mohedano, and the Exaltation of the name of Jesus or Circumcision by Juan de Roelas. These painting are located in the main altarpiece.


The Church of the Annunciation
The Church of the Annunciation
Altar at the Church of the Annunciation
Altar at the Church of the Annunciation


The building has been restored but the church is still in good conditions, it doesnt show traces of significant alterations. Its main door has a relief of the Virgin with Child, which is a beautiful feature. There is a pantheon where the most famous citizens of Sevilla such as Gustavo Adolfo Becquer, Reinoso, Benito Arias Montano and others locals have been buried.

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