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Alcalá de los Gazules – San Jorge Church

Monuments in Cádiz

Alcalá de los Gazules – San Jorge Church

The San Jorge Church is located at the San Jorge Square in Alcalá de los Gazules.

The church is located in the Upper District, on the old Aljama mosque, in the place previously occupied by a large square and the castle´s courtyard.

The origin of the Church of San Jorge dates back to the 16th century, date from which the façade is preserved, which responds to the postulates of late Gothic and in whose tympanum is the figure of San Jorge, patron saint of the city. The rest of the building underwent reforms such as the construction of the powerful bell tower from the 17th century, in exposed brick that contrasts with the white walls of the building; and the opening of the door of San Juan Bautista in the eighteenth century.

Inside, the Church of San Jorge has a Latin cross plan with three naves. The main altarpiece is a very interesting piece with three bodies and three aisles, with churrigueresque stipes from the 18th century, as are the choir and back choir richly carved in fine wood. This church preserves other works of great value such as the icon of the Italian Trecento with the image of Saint Sebastian, the Virgen del Rosario by Martínez Montañés, which is the first documented work of this brilliant artist, and the Recumbent Christ attributed to Juan de Mesa, among others. pieces also of great interest.

In 2007 the cover of the nave of the Gospel was restored and between 1988 and 1991 the restoration works of the roof were undertaken in which the wooden beams were replaced. The Church of San Jorge was declared a Site of Cultural Interest in 2006 under the Monument category.

Alcalá de los Gazules - San Jorge Church

Alcalá de los Gazules Town Hall

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