Arahal Santo Cristo de la Misericordia Churh
Santo Cristo de la Misericordia Church
The Church of The Holy Christ of Mercy (Santo Cristo de la Misericordia) is located in the Santo Cristo Square, in the locality of Arahal.
This 18th century church (1743-1757) owes its name to the image of Santo Cristo de la Misericordia (Holy Christ of Mercy) that presides over the main altar.
In the colonial baroque style, the building was previously a hospital and originally hermitage. It was built of brick and masonry and has a single nave and is laid out in the shape of a Latin cross, with four sections, two side chapels and a transept. The main altarpiece is very dynamic with cornices and mouldings that undulate and fragment in a way that anticipates the rococo style.
It is the canonical seat of the Hermandad de la Misericordia (Brotherhood of Mercy), which was set up in 1501.