The Saviour's Church : Michelin's recommendations
This church stands majestically on the site of the old great mosque, which was razed to the ground in 1671. The construction work lasted until 1712 and many artists were involved in building it such as José Granados, who designed the plan, and Leonardo de Figueroa, who created the domes. The elegant Baroque facade merges red brick and stone harmoniously. The monumental interior is striking. There is a hall-church composed of three short naves and an oval raised dome tops the transept crossing. The church contains the most attractive Baroque retables in the town all from the 18C. The one in the Capilla Mayor, by the inspired Cayetano Acosta, is dedicated to the Transfiguration. Of an impressive size, it takes up the whole wall and has a heavy ornamentation which hides the organisation of the scene. In the left arm of the transept, Cayetano Acosta designed the door of the chapel of the Holy Sacrament as a gigantic retable dedicated to the exaltation of the Holy Host and having the same type of decoration as the main retable. In the chapel, a rich silver 17C retable has The passion of Christ, a masterpiece by Juan Martínez Montañés, who gave the face of the suffering Christ an expression of serenity. In the right arm, admire a superb retable with a camarín by José Maestre dedicated to the Virgin. In the chapel on the right of the Capilla Mayor is a 17C Crucifixion by Juan de Mesa, where the face of Christ, known as the Crucificado del Amor, expresses the suffering and the solitude in an emotional manner.
- Address : pl. del Salvador s/n E - 41004 Sevilla41004Sevilla
- Phone : 954 21 16 79
- Prices : 3 €
Opening hours :
- Jul-Aug: 10am-4.30pm, Sun 3pm-7pm; rest of year: Mon-Sat 11am-5.30pm
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