Antonio Mairena Square.


Chronology: 17th century. Style: Baroque.

The image of Christ of the Prison, popularly known as the “Lord of Mairena,” is venerated here. Presiding over the Main Altar, it is depicted in an oil canvas that replicates the original 16th-century work burned during the uprisings of July 1936. In the chapel lies buried Elías Méndez Carrión, a philanthropist from Mairena, who authored the Quinary of Christ and added a historical account that allows us to understand the unique history of this image and its veneration. We recommend that you visit the town on the 11th and 18th of March to attend the transfer and procession of Christ from his chapel to the Parish Church of Santa María de la Asunción. It is one of the most moving religious events in the province. The respectful silence of the many attendees is accompanied by the noise made by the shackles worn on the feet of the penitents popularly known as “grillos” (crickets).

Opening Hours

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday from 10:00 am to 7:00 pm Thursday from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm Closed on Saturday and Sunday Type of monument: Military monument.

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