Calle Real, 1


Chronology: 15th century. Style: Mudejar.

This building still retains traces of its Gothic-Mudejar origin despite the numerous additions and transformations it has undergone to date. Its origins lie between the 14th and 15th centuries, coinciding with the beginning of the Ponce de León lordship over Mairena. Among the items preserved in its sacristy is a chalice, renewed in Manila in 1787, donated alongside a painting of the Virgin of Guadalupe by Juan Correa, a prominent Mexican painter of the New Spanish Baroque.

The assault on July 19, 1936, caused significant damage and losses to the church’s heritage. To the loss of canvases and images was added the partial destruction of the main altar’s retable, which was reconstructed with gilded fragments donated by the neighbors, until its final restoration in the 21st century. In the attic, worship is offered to Saint Bartholomew, the patron saint of the town who is processed on August 24, the day of Mairena’s conquest by Fernando III in the 13th century.

The parish also hosts, among others, the Royal and Very Ancient Brotherhood of the Holy Christ of the Blessed Souls of Purgatory, unique in the province, which continues to preserve the choir of bell ringers that tours its streets in November.

Type of monument:

Religious monument.

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