Hospital de los marqueses de linares

Hospital de los marqueses de linares

Marquis of linares

Before enjoying this room, the visitor can become aware of the time and society in which the building was conceived and built through an audiovisual and a timeline.

The space of the Chapel is reserved for the interpretative contents of the architectural space and the history of its construction through four graphic panels integrated into the architecture of the building itself. So that this central nave of the chapel is open to host both the tourist visit and any event organized by the City Council of Linares, becoming an original «room» to host conferences, concerts or events, improving the tourist congress offer of the city.

The visit continues going down to the Crypt, where the Sepulchre of the Marquises of Linares can be appreciated, where today they rest fulfilling the will of the Marquis to be buried there together with his wife, demonstrating in this way his attachment with the city of Linares. The impressive tomb, sculpted in white marble and bronze, was made by Lorenzo Coullaut Valera. The whole set carved with great realism and absolute beauty can be appreciated in detail through an interactive screen that shows us as a «Virtual Book» the symbology of the set.

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953 10 01 83turismo@aytolinares.esDescripción:  The Hospital de los Marqueses de Linares, where the bullfighter Manolete died, is a superb neo-Gothic and historicist building. Today it is a museum that allows us to see in situ a hospital specialized in diseases typical of the mining trade, as well as the link between health and religion. In addition, you can admire the dedication to the city of Linares of the Marquises themselves, whose mortal remains rest in the mausoleum of the impressive Crypt, the work of the great sculptor Lorenzo Coullaut Valera.

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It was founded by testamentary disposition by José de Murga y Reolid and Raimunda de Osorio y Ortega, I Marquises of Linares and I Viscounts of Llanteno, being conceived at first as a Hospital, Asylum and Crèche for the poor. The project was commissioned to the architects Francisco de Paula Casado y Gómez and Artudo de Navascués y Ligués.

The Hospital has a crypt under the chapel where a marble and bronze mausoleum is located, the work of the sculptor Lorenzo Coullaut Valera, which houses the mortal remains of the Marquises of Linares, transferred in May 1918 from the Cemetery of the Sacramental of San Justo de Madrid. In this crypt we can find works such as that of San Raimundo de Fitero made of polychrome wood.


The city of Linares jealously guards the privilege of being a patient subject of notorious episodes that transcend beyond the anecdotal to become milestones that will forever mark the history of this city. Thus it is understood that it was in this mining land where the oretana and Carthaginian alliance was forged through the betrothal of Hannibal Barca and the young Himilce immortalizing forever the history of Castulo, Iberian-Roman city, which reflects like few others the archaeological wealth of the province of Jaén, land that saw the birth of universal linarenses as Raphael or Andrés Segovia whose muses have inspired generations that expose Linares to the world as a cultural city of wide spectrum, where they have room from stories of blood and sand to resounding battles on the chessboard.

Such a breeding ground has kept alive the artistic patronage of those who saw in Linares a place to perpetuate their memory as is the case of José de Murga y Reolid and Raimunda de Osorio y Ortega, Marquises of Linares, through the foundation of a charity hospital, which was attended for decades by the congregation of the Sisters of Charity.

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