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184 Main Collins Street West Victoria 807

The Concepción Convent


Address: Paseo del Estatuto, s/n


Founded at the beginning of the 16th century, it originally belonged to a community of Franciscan  Conceptionist nuns until 2006, when it became private property.

Legend has it that it was created under the auspices of Queen Isabella I to conceal a lover of her husband, King Ferdinand “The Catholic”.

The construction of the church’s narrow nave, with its  beautiful  coffered ceiling with crossbeams and sloping rafters, and the upper and lower choir in the typical local Mudejar style,  all correspond to this period.

Later reforms gave it its Baroque appearance, with the addition of the starred vault in the presbytery and the ogival triumphal arch that links it to the original construction.

Points of interest

The main altarpiece, created by Tomás Guisado, contains Gothic architectural elements with evident Renaissance influences.

Adjacent to the church is the Mudejar cloister with double storey porticoed galleries on two of its wings.

The cloister was made up of existing buildings that were gradually annexed in the years following its foundation, creating what is an urban area of great  interest.

Since 2006 it has been used as a setting for different audiovisual productions.

>> See Carmona Film Office



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