Osuna – Collegiate Church
Collegiate Church of Osuna – Museum of Sacred Art
The Collegiate Church is located between the Incarnation Square and the Luís de Soto Torres Square, a couple of minutes from the Monastery of the Incarnation and the University, in the Andalusian town of Osuna.
Famous Cellegiate Church. Museum of Sacred Art. 16th century. This renaissance building houses a magnificent collection of paintings by José Ribera, El Españoleto. Christ of Compassion by Juan de Mesa. The Panteon Ducal (Ducal Mausoleu,), below the crypt, is a small chapel and is still the burial place for the Dukes of Osuna.
Christ of Mercy
Juan de Mesa, attribute to the Seville school.
The image belongs to the El Silencio brotherhood, which was founded in 1929.
The brotherhood participates in the Easter Week processions at midnight on Wednesday until the small hours of Maundy Thursday. The procession is known locally as `El Silencio´ and the image was commissioned for the oratory used by Diego de Ontiveros, the Colligates canon.
The procession is renowned for the silence, recollection and respect that surround the Christ, illuminated only by the light of the penitent’s candles and accompanied by their solemn banging of one drum. The image is carried by eighteen `costalero´ men hidden underneath the float. The nazareno penitents wear black tunics and pointed hoods with a cincture in the brotherhood’s color. A recommended sport to view this procession is on its descent of the Cuesta de los Cipreses.
Inmaculada Concepción Chapel
Santo Sepulcro Chapel
Museum of Sacred Art of the Collegiate Church of Osuna
Duques de Osuna Sepulcher