Sevilla’s convents to receive facelift following $1m fund from American Express

The convents were built between the 13th and 17th centuries

LAST UPDATED: 11 May, 2016 @ 11:51

convent paintTHE cloistered convents of Sevilla are to get a facelift following almost €1m of funding from the World Monument Fund.Main altar of the Monastery of Santa MarÌa de Jes?s

The WMF announced that the sum, donated by American Express, will go towards five historic sites around the world, one being the 15 convents in Sevilla, many of which have struggled with maintenance costs.

Through the fund, an area of the 14th-century Santa Ines convent will be made accessible to the public, together with a guidebook showcasing the historic significance of the convents, built between the 13th and 17th centuries.

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  1. I’m puzzled that these convents need financial support when the Catholic church is such an extremely wealthy organisation…