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Te ofrecemos un recorrido por algunas de las iglesias más bellas de Antequera, fieles exponentes en su mayoría del renacimiento y del barroco andaluz.

Convento de la Encarnación

Saturday 19 March, 2011|

Antequera Town Hall Tourism Department. This convent, which was not finished until 1580, belongs to the community of the Carmelites Mothers of the Old Observance. The exterior is quite sober and the only outstanding element is the access arch where the sprandels are decorated with an embossed Virgin and a Saint Gabriel forming the scene of [...]

Iglesia de San Sebastián

Saturday 19 March, 2011|

Antequera Town Hall Tourism Department. The present Collegiate Church of Saint Sebastian is the result of many additions and reforms during the years. The construction started in 1548 under the direction of the architect Diego de Vergara. 1692 was an important year for this temple, as many building works to change and improve it were carried out [...]

Santo Domingo Church

Saturday 19 March, 2011|

Antequera Town Hall Tourism Department. The establishment of the Dominic Order in Antequera is dated in 1586, although they were temporarily housed in the old house of the Fraternity of the Foundling Children of Our Lady of Conception. The building works of the present church started in the first quarter of the 17th century. From that [...]

Iglesia de Santa María de Jesús

Saturday 19 March, 2011|

Antequera Town Hall Tourism Department. This temple was founded by the Third Order Franciscans.  The church’s building works started in 1527 and finished in 1615. Since that date, it has suffered many improvements. The most interesting part of the present church is the High Chapel, dedicated to the Virgen del Socorro (Virgin of Mercy), whose niche [...]

Iglesia de San Juan Bautista

Saturday 19 March, 2011|

Antequera Town Hall Tourism Department. The San Juan church was finished in 1584. Probably it is a work by the same architect who designed the Homage Tower’s bell-shrine (Templete de Papabellotas) in the Antequera citadel (Alcazaba). From the exterior, it only stands out the front foot and the three lateral naves fronts. Unfortunately, the ground elevation gives a [...]

Iglesia del Carmen

Saturday 19 March, 2011|

Antequera Town Hall Tourism Department. Almost hanging off an escarpment, as it was watching over the Villa River from above, it was erected this magnificent ex-conventual temple of the Discalced Carmelites where the old Parish-Church of Santa María La Mayor is housed at present. Seemly, the building works for this temple and former convent started in [...]

Real Colegiata de Santa María la Mayor

Saturday 19 March, 2011|

If you wish, you can view this point in Google Earth. Antequera Town Hall Tourism Department.  The importance of this building lies in being the first one in Renaissance style in Andalucia. It is indeed an exceptional work due to the size and the quality of the design. Here we can find two coexisting styles: [...]

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