St José and St Raimundo’s Hospital was built during 1904 and 1917 thanks to the charitable gesture of the Marquises of Linares, Mr José de Murga y Reolid and Ms Raimunda Osorio y Ortega.
It is popularly known as the Marquises of Linares’ Hospital. This magnificent neogothic and historicist building is nowadays a museum which allows us to know in situ a hospital specialised in illnesses proper of miners. It has a great square floor plan built around a courtyard, with four naves along two of its sides forming an inverted H.
The central nave of the chapel is open so as to host congresses, concerts or events. Under the chapel, we find the crypt. It is here where the outstanding mausoleum is found ─made of Carrara marble and bronze─, a work by the sculptor Lorenzo Coullaut Valera, in which the Marquises of Linares’ mortal remains lie since 1918.
The right-sided room of the central nave of the chapel hosts the religious treasure. Here, the original furniture has been transformed into the stand of the collection of objects itself. The left side houses a sanitary tool collection which at its time was part of the material employed in the Hospital. Following the route, the mining illnesses room is found, where there is information related to this kind of diseases typical of miners’ activities.
The last room is consecrated to the death of the great bullfighter Manolete, an event that took place in this hospital, the 29thAugust, 1947, after the mortal goring which the matador suffered the afternoon before in St Margarita’s bullring in Linares.
CRYPT AND CHAPEL OF THE MARQUISES OF LINARES’ HOSPITAL
Paseo de los Marqueses de Linares, s/n. – 23700 Linares, Jaén
Phone: (+34) 953 10 01 83 / (+34) 953 60 78 12
Saturdays and Sundays: 10:00 – 14:00 and 17:00 – 19:00.
Saturdays and Sundays: 10:00 – 14:00 and 18:00 – 20:00.
Individual ticket: €1,50
Children (6 to 18 years), students, over 65, groups over 20 people and people with disabilities: €1
Children under 6: free access
NB: It is compulsory to show the NID or a justifying ID for the reduced tickets.