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Cortegana Nuestra Señora de la Piedad Chapel

Monuments in Huelva

Nuestra Señora de la Piedad Chapel – Cortegana

XIII Century Chapel

The Nuestra Señora de la Piedad Chapel is located on the top of a hill, next to the Medieval Castle of Cortegana.

The origin of this chapel goes back to late 13th century, being one of those known as “repopulation” chapels. Originally it consisted of a unique nave topped by an ultra semicircular apse, possibly renewed and enlarged in late 16th or early 17th century. However, it acquired its current appearance in mid-19th century, when the current niche was carved in 1854 and probably its interior was domed.

In 1958 the building was refurbished by the architect Aurelio Gomez Millan who designed the current access façade decorating its walls and vaults with murals carried out by the local artist Aurelio del Portillo.

It is worth noting its altarpieces and the pictures today are all modern, standing out that of Virgen de la Piedad by sculptor Agustin Sanchez Cid in 1937.

Nuestra Señora de la Piedad Chapel - Cortegana


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