Alcala de Guadaira – Santa Clara Convent
Santa Clara Convent
The Santa Clara Convent is located in the Andalusian town of Alcala de Guadaira, in C/ Alcala with Orti 39 and was founded in 1597, apparently the first occupations of this convent date back to the sixteenth century and is in charge of the Order of the Sisters Poor Santa Clara, populary known as Poor Clares.
The Convent of Santa Clara became very popular in 1737 when the procession of Sor María de Jeus took place.
On September 23, 2012, the Jubille Tear of Santa Clara was closed wich began on Domingo de Ramos 2011.
Main altarpiece with a tabernacle, work of the late Baroque. The reliefs on the door allude to its Franciscan origin and the date of 1796, although there are previous reforms. The modern Virgin of Hope holds a Child Jesus from the 18th century. They wear silver crowns with decadent pebbles and the staff is of the same style. The throne of the Virgin is baroque. It has very interesting jewels, some from the first half of the 18th century. Other pieces of goldsmithing are: a scallop shell of Santo Domingo, a silver gilt brooch with pearls and an enamel medallion of the Annunciation, as well as another of the same metal with a miniature of Santa Justa or Santa Bárbara, all pieces from the first half of the 18th century.
Suspiros, pipes, almond hearts, chocolates, mantecados, biscuits, truffles, yolks, etc.
About Alcala de Guadaira
Alcalá is located 16 kilometers from Seville, a distance that places it in the metropolitan area of Seville and in the area closest to the capital. The main road axis is the A-92 Seville-Málaga motorway, which crosses the north of the urban area of our city, in addition to having an important road network that connects it with the rest of the neighboring towns.
Due to its proximity to the Sevillian capital, Alcalá connects directly with the international airport of San Pablo and the Santa Justa train station, linked to Madrid and Barcelona via the AVE high-speed train. Read more…