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St. Anne’s Church

St. Anne’s Church

The Real Church of Santa is located in the special and magical Triana district and is one of the churches of old Seville. It is its surroundings we can find lots of bars where you can enjoy the authentic Andalusian cuisine, drinks and tapas at a great price. In addition, you are located very near the river Guadalquivir and Triana full, so you can enjoy an unforgettable ride.

History of the Church of Santa Ana

The construction of the Church of Santa Ana began in the 13th century, in the year 1276, on the order of King Alfonso X, the wise. This mandate is due, as you can read in one of the walls of this Church of Santa Ana, to cure the King of an illness he suffered in the eyes, thanks to the miraculous intervention of Santa Ana, mother of the Virgin Mary.

Once the reconquest of Seville, the monarch Alfonso X created a small town from a group that lived around the castle of São Jorge. This neighborhood, under the name of Triana was chosen to host the parish of Santa Ana.

It is believed that the Church in its early days must have been fortified since it was the first parish church built in the walls of Seville after the reconquest of the Crown. This church of Santa Ana should be completed at the beginning of the 14th century, since it corresponds to the time previously annotated inscription was placed. During the first half of this century was the tower that goes with it.

The temple, deteriorated after the earthquake of 1355, had to be rebuilt in the 14th century. The construction of the temple however, continued arriving in 15th century building known as the chapel of the mount Captain Bernardo which consists of two sections covered with starry vaults in the left nave. Later, in the middle of the 16th century rose the Sacramental chapel which is closest to the headboard. A century later, in the 17TH, the baptismal Chapel of squared plant was erected and which will be covered with a hemispherical Dome, which will be also used years later to cover the Sacramental Chapel.

A new earthquake made that he again had to be remodeled. During a reform to the Church of Santa Ana in 1920 a small headstone of a parish cemetery old lies. In 1972 they decided to put it to a complete restoration that disappeared inside Baroque decoration. In 2010, after the restoration of its altarpiece, the parish all its splendor was returned.

It was classified as a monument in 1931.

This church of Santa Ana also has great importance today in the city of Seville since it hosts the following brotherhoods, among which we highlight the Pontifical Brotherhood of the Holy Sacrament and pure and clean Concepcion (Sacramental Brotherhood of the Esperanza de Triana). It organizes the procession of Corpus Christi parish and the Cathedral Friday penitential station:

  • Brotherhood of Nuestra Señora del Carmen, Santa Madre Teresa of Jesus and the blessed souls. Dissolved in practice, while maintaining its Chapel and image.
  • Pontificia, Real e Ilustre Brotherhood of mother de Dios del Rosario, patron saint of foremen and bearers. Organize cults and procession in October.
  • Real, illustrious and fervent fraternity of the Divina Pastora of souls and Santa Ángela de la Cruz. Celebrated cults and procession in September, after reorganizing after several years without activity.

How to visit the Church of Santa Ana

The visits to this parish can be accompanied by a guide, but such visits only account with guides who speak Spanish. These are the following data to visit the Church of Santa Ana:

Price of the visit to the Church of Santa Ana:


Timetable of visit to the Church of Santa Ana:

(Except August)

  • Monday to Thursday: 10:30 to 13:30 hours.
  • Friday: 11:00 to 13:30 hours.

The Church of Santa Ana-contact

Contact St. Anne’s Church: For the visit must be write with at least 4 days in advance to the following email

Some Saturdays, where religious acts are not performed are reserved so that groups of more than 20 people can visit the Church of Santa Ana

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  • Author: Ana de Pineda Peñuela
  • Date Posted: Mar 26, 2016
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  • Address: Calle de Vázquez de Leca,41010 Sevilla