Arahal Vera Cruz Church
Vera Cruz Church
The Church of the Holiest True Cross is located at the Veracruz St. in the locality of Arahal, province of Seville.
Building started, in the baroque style, on this church in 1756 and it was consecrated on the 25th of December 1780. The current church was built to replace and old hermitage that was destroyed by the Lisbon Earthquake in 1755. There are record of t his building going back to the end of the 15th century. After being deconsecrated in 1936, the church was returned to religious use by Fray Carlos Amigo Vallejo, Cardinal of Seville, in a ceremony on the 20th of November 2004. It is also currently the home of the Hermandad
(Brotherhood) of the same name.
It is the only central-floored religious building in the town and is notable for its curious and valuable façade with bricks worked in colonial style, executed by the master builders of Fuentes de Andalucia. It is also notable for the cornices inside the building.