Seville Convents Tour, a glimpse into the hidden world of convents
Many of these convents were founded by Spanish noblewomen centuries ago and are steeped in history. In times gone by a large number of them were wealthy establishments enjoying royal patronage, but nowadays the nuns often sell pastries and cakes to make some extra income and who knows how much longer these inhabited convents will remain with us in their traditional format.
This tour starts with a visit to one Seville´s convents dating from the 15th Century and which houses a charming museum. Many of its contents were donated by the Reverend Mother Cristina de la Cruz who died in 1984 and who is currently being reviewed by the Vatican for possible canonisation.
After visiting the museum and the church next door, you will travel with your guide by private transfer (45 minutes) to the beautiful town of Carmona to visit a second convent built on the site of an old palace. For many years the nuns here held the keys to the city and this convent also has an interesting museum. After the visit there is a chance to buy some of the delicious pastries made by the nuns using recipes passed down through the centuries. The actual story of the nuns themselves, where they come from and how they get on is a fascinating one and your guide will share anecdotes and insights with you that don´t appear in local guide books. The tour ends with a stroll around the town and a chance to stop for some tapas in a local bar.
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