Sevilla is a religious city so you can see many convents and monasteries around the town. However, you should know that there is restricted entrance to most of the convents of Seville, as 17 of these buildings still serve to their original purpose and are home to numerous nuns and priests.
The nuns living in the still alive convents come from different parts of Spain.
Apart from its religious purpose, one can admire architectonical styles of convent buildings (mostly combinations of Gothic, Baroque and Mudťjar) as well as artworks hidden in their interiors. Some of them are renewed while others have continuously been falling down.
Many of them are placed at La Macarena quarter that lies north of the city. There one can still feel the strong influence of the Catholic Church. So there is no doubt that many convents and churches are located right there.
Most Important Convents in Sevilla
The Convent of Santa Clara in Carmona, Sevilla; is a beautiful religious building that hosts many artworks from previous periods of history.
It was one of the first convents in Sevilla; itís situated in Santa Clara Street. Itís one of the main attractions of the city.
It is one of the 17 functioning women's convents; itís considered the most interesting and accessible.
It was founded in 1596 by Fray Buenaventura. Itís a convent with many artworks from local and other artists.
The Convent of San Leandro is located in Plaza San Ildefonso and hosts many artworks, sculptures mainly.