Address: c/ Ancha, s/n
Phone: 95 414 01 28
The Centre is located in an old Mudejar house in the San Felipe neighbourhood – one of the most typical Mudejar parts of the town – at the end of a narrow alley dating to the medieval period. This building is one of the most important examples of Mudejar residential family homes preserved in Carmona.
The house is designed with a very clear scheme consisting of a living space around a large courtyard with four galleries.
Originally, the building might well have been a palace dating to the 14th-15th centuries. Studies done on the building indicate that it could also have been an inn or hostel in the medieval period, a use which to a certain extent it retained over many centuries since, until well into the 20th century, it was composed of humble individually rented flats located around the central courtyard, “the house on Ancha street”.
The existence of symbols of the Passion of Christ (the hammer, whip and chalice) is evidence that from 1530 until 1540, the building housed a women´s hospital.
Points of interest
Characteristic elements of the Mudejar style, such as the ogee arches – pointed arches with an S-shaped curve on both – at the entrance of different rooms.
The exceptional rectangular central courtyard or patio formed with four galleries with 14 semicircular arches, framed with an alfiz – a rectangular moulding framing the sides of the arch – itself supported by octagonal brick pillars.
Paintings dating to the 16th century in which various styles including Gothic, Renaissance and Andalusí coincide are palpable proof of what the Mudejar essentially is – a blend of various styles.
Different drawings made with charcoal and engraved between the columns.
The main objective of the Mudejar interpretation room, where various Mudejar pieces are exhibited, is to make the life and customs of the time more widely known.