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Benaocaz – San Pedro Parish Church

Monuments in Cádiz

Benaocaz – San Pedro Parish Church

The San Pedro Parish Church is located in the Plaza de la Iglesia (square), in the urban center of Benaocaz.

The Parish Church of San Pedro dates from the 16th century. The capture of Benaocaz by Rodrigo Ponce de León took place in 1485. Almost a century later, on the remains of an old mosque, this church was built. The foundations of the current bell tower are primitive of the Arab minaret.

The San Pedro Parish Church is of Renaissance style, its plant is basilical style, of three naves, being the central one of greater height.Benaocaz - San Pedro Parish Church

They are covered with barrel vaults and separated by thick tuscan columns that support semicircular arches.

In the interior it emphasizes the Sacramental Chapel, whose cupola is richly decorated with baroque plasterwork.

The tower erected on the old minaret has a square plan, on whose faces the clock is found, it is topped by a body of bells with small balconies with semicircular arches, a large crown cornice and a low-lying apyrimidic spire.

All the outside of the church is very sober, whitewashed like the farmhouse, and with only one cover on the side. At the foot of the church there are four great buttresses.

Amont his most outstanding images we can point out the Christ tied to the column and Crucified from mid-eighteenth century.

Benaocaz - San Pedro Parish Church

Benaocaz - San Pedro Parish Church


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