Church of Saint Louis of France

Seville, Spain

The Society of Jesus arrived in Seville in 1554 and constructed a church, a professed house and a novitiate. At the beginning of the 17th century, Lucia de Medina donated land for a new, larger building and a new church with the conditions that she would be buried in the chapel and that the church be dedicated to her patron saint, Saint Louis (Louis IX of France, medieval king and first brother of King Ferdinand III of Castile and León, who reconquered Seville.)

Construction of the church began in 1699 and ended in 1730. The Jesuits abandoned the church in 1767 as a result of the Royal Order of Carlos III that expelled the Jesuits from Spain. Although they returned in 1817, the expulsion of 1835 forced them to abandon the complex altogether.

Unlike many other churches in Seville, Saint Louis was saved from destruction by the fires of 1936. Because of this, and its period of disuse, many parts of the original design have been preserved.



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Founded: 1699
Category: Castles and fortifications in Spain

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Angelos K. (9 months ago)
Although on Google maps it's shown as a free entrance monument, it has a ticket of 4€. It's ok, not something that you cannot see in another churches..
giacomo gallo (10 months ago)
MUST SEE SPOT IN SEVILLA. Very nice stuff and the church is incredible. You Absolutely need to visit it
Garret Hansen (12 months ago)
Card machine would not work for me, the only place in Spain that it wouldn't.
Laura F. (15 months ago)
This may not be your planned place to visit if you go to Seville but if you are based in Triana and got the time, do viit the site. The Baroque architecture is just majestic, the art impressive and the gardens stunning. It's very cheap to visit and it'd take you one relaxed hour or 30min quick visit. Do visit the 4 sites! Don't miss the bones in some frames, creepy but breathtaking!
Sakda SJ (15 months ago)
This place is very recommended to visit. This is one of old chapel of the jesuits. This was novitiate before the suppression of the Society. It newly has renovated, so the architecture, art and its history are very beautiful and interesting.
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