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Coria del Río – Saint Juan Bautista Hermitage

Monuments in Sevilla

Coria del Río – Saint Juan Bautista Hermitage

The Saint Juan Bautista Hermitage also called Hermitage of the Vera Cruz, Monte Hermitage or Cerro Hermitage is located in the left margin of the Guadalquivir River, within the Archaeologica Zone of the Cerro de San juan, in the Sevillian town of Coria del Río.

Its architecture belongs to the scheme of the rural Mudéjar churchres with oblique archs.

From an enlargement realized about the 18th century are the Presbytery, whose tiled floor preserves the typical tiling of the time; the covering constructed under the canons of the Medéjar roofs with the pair and knuckles technique in slope of four waters; the side-chapel of Christ where the missing image of Saint Juan Bautista and the steeple were taken in.

Outstanding Main Altarpiece that consist of a single body supported with two Salomonian columns and because of its aesthetics it is dated in the middle of the 18th century. The only gap of the altarpiece leads to a space, a side-chapel covered with a vault over scallops, which takes in the image of the Holy Christ of la Vera-Cruz that is certainly the eldest and most valuable sculpture of Coria del Río because it is dated in 1500. The aesthetic aspect that the sculpture presents preserves the canons of the last Gothic moment, characterized by and exacerbated naturalism.


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