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Medina Sidonia Parish Church Matriz de Santa María La Mayor La Coronada

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Parish Church Matriz of Santa Maria La Mayor La Coronada

The Parish Church Matriz of Santa María La Mayor La Coronada is located in the Andalusian town of Medina Sidona, next to the Castle, the Caballerizas del Duque and just few minutes from the Jesus, Mary y Jose Convent.

After the Christian Reconquest of Medina Sidonia from the Muslims (which was leaded by King Alfonso X, the “Wise” on 22th September 1264) the mosque which existed here was christianized and adapted into a first Mudejar style church. It was dedicated to the virgin Santa Maria la Mayor, La Coronada. There are references of this church since the end of the 14th century.

The present church, also consecrated to Santa Maria la Mayor la Coronada began to be constructe during the first half of the 16th century in Gothic-plateresque style with Mudejar nuances, inspired byt the cathedral in Sevillae.

The temple´s new and large constructions is mainly due to the fact that on one hand Medina Sidonia housed the chapter of the cathedral in Cadiz since 1492. On the other hand it is also due to the fact that Don Enrique de Guzmán, II Duke of Medina Sidonia, contributed to the construction at the intended to turn his dukedom into the definitive seat of the bishopric.

This building became a reference in the local religious architecture, even generating influences in other temples from the region. By the time of Carlos III the church was declared “Maior et Matrix” by a royal decree on 6th March 1788. On the 9th of August 1926 it was stated Historic Artistic National Monument by order of the council (4th June 1931).

Parish Church Matriz of Santa Maria La Mayor La Coronada

Parish Church Matriz of Santa Maria La Mayor La Coronada

Iglesia Parroquial Matriz de Santa María La Mayor La Coronada

Iglesia Parroquial Matriz de Santa María La Mayor La Coronada, órgano

Parish Church Matriz of Santa Maria La Mayor La Coronada

Iglesia Parroquial Matriz de Santa María La Mayor La Coronada portada principal Iglesia Parroquial Matriz de Santa María La Mayor La Coronada portada lateral

Parish Church Matriz de Santa María La Mayor La Coronada - Altarpiece Parish Church Matriz of Santa Maria La Mayor La Coronada

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4 comentarios

  1. Mari Paz escribio:

    Buenos días, cual seria el teléfono para poder contactar?

    Quiero saber si se celebran bautizos o solo se puede visitar de forma cultural

    Gracias de antemano.

  2. Guillermo escribio:

    Buenos días.
    Tiene horario de visitas?
    Teléfono de contacto?
    Un saludo.

    • Domingo escribio:

      Según la web del ayto: Horario de Visitas (Verano): De 11:00 a 14:00 horas y de 17:00 a 20:00 horas. Teléfono: 956-410329. Precio de la entrada: 2,5 €
      Mejor contacte por teléfono para asegurarse.

      • Guillermo escribio:

        Gracias, llamé a la oficina de turismo.

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