El Coronil – Nuestra Señora de la Consolación Church
Nuestra Señora de la Consolación Church
The church has its origin almost at the same time that the town was founded, in the XV century. The church is of Mudejar style, although after several reforms, we could say that the current construction dates back to the XVIII century and that it presents a neoclassicist style.
In the 19th century, the spire on the top of the tower was also reformed. The tower is square with two bodies. It emphasizes the second body with twelve hollows of bells, finished off with a pyramidal chapitel of four faces.
The church has three naves and a rectangular floor plan.
Inside we can see important images, paintings and rich goldsmithing.
The main altarpiece is presided over by the Virgin of Consolation. It is accompanied by the images of San Sebastian, San Pedro and San Pablo.
About El Coronil
Crossed by the River Guadalete and the Arroyo Salado, the municipality of El Coronil is established at one end of the Seville countryside, extending its term to further south than the nucleus of Puerto Serrano, in the province of Cádiz.
The original core was made up of a small number of houses around the castle and the church. The first expansions take place around a northeast-southwest axis, occupying the edge of the promontory on which the town is located. This clearly linear structure of the town was only transformed in post-civil war times, in which there was significant growth towards the south of the nucleus, in the area called Las Malvinas, which presents a perfectly orthogonal urban layout with small blocks of single family homes. More recent are the expansions that take place towards the east.