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Churches

Churches

Iglesia de San Miguel

This simple model of a Mudejar church, with a single nave drawer plan, was not always so minimalistic. Built in 1530, it managed to survive the Moorish rebellion, various fires and an earthquake, until it was moved to another location. However, during this journey, it lost the back section of the sanctuary and the main chapel, and was reduced to this simple temple.

Churches

Seville's parish churches display a fascinating variety of architectural styles. Several are converted mosques with belfries built over their minarets, others range through Mudejar and Gothic (sometimes in combination), Renaissance and Baroque.

Iglesia de San Pedro

Huelva's oldest parish church, the Iglesia de San Pedro, was constructed in the 15th and 16th centuries on a hilltop site of a mosque and next to the remains of a medieval fortress. It faces a pleasant palm tree-lined square, the Plaza San Pedro.

Catedral de la Merced, Huelva

The Iglesia de la Merced used to serve as the church of the neighbouring convent, the Convento de la Merced, and was designated a cathedral in 1953. It is one of the best examples of Baroque architecture in Huelva province, with a striking pink exterior and a bright white marble interior. It dominates the Plaza de la Merced, an elegant square lined with tall palm trees.

Churches & Convents in Huelva

La Soledad hermitage on Calle Jesús de la Pasión was first erected in the early 1500s as a church for the neighbouring Hospital de la Misericordia, which was founded in 1516. From 1854 the hermitage was used as a school and a hospital.

La Ermita del Calvario

The hermitage building was built at the beginning of the nineteenth century, with records dating back to 1829. It is believed that this hermitage was at first constructed for lepers who were encouraged to reside out of town. Since 1875, however, the site was established as a sacred building. The original building was distroyed in the Civil War in May 1936 and the present structure rebuilt after the Civil War.

Baza Cathedral

The Colegiata de Nuestra Señora Santa María de la Encarnación is the Catedral de Baza. Constructed on the site of a Muslim mosque, was initially used by the church in its constructed mosque form.

Iglesia del Carmén - Cadiz

This church has its origins in the last years of the seventeenth century. Since 1680 there has been in the city a Convent to worship the Virgen del Carmen.

Iglesia de San Agustín - Cadiz

The church is part of the earlier Convent of San Agustín, of which only the old cloister is preserved, along with some rooms, and the chapel.

Iglesia de San José - Cadiz

The church was the first to be built outside the city walls, that is, in the part of the city that is outside the Puertas de Tierra and the traditional historical center of the city.

Iglesia de Santa Cruz - Cadiz

The church is situated on the site of the old Mosque of Muslim Cádiz, on the orders of King Alfonso X “El Sabio”, (the wise) after he re-conquered of the city around 1263.

Iglesia de Santo Domingo - Cadiz

Iglesia de Santo Domingo is an important church constructed the master builders, Martín Calafate and Bartolomé Ruiz in 1650.

Oratorio de la Santa Cueva - Cadiz

This Oratory (small chapel) is a unique architectural and artistic complex formed by two very different religious enclosures: an upper church and an underground chapel.