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Jerez de la Frontera – Catedral

Jerez de la Frontera, monuments, palaces, churches, cathedral and convents

Jerez de la Frontera Catedral

The Catedral, also call Antigua Colegiata de Nuestro Señor San Salvador is located in the Encarnación Square, in the locality of Jerez de la Frontera.

Dating from the 17th Century, the catedral is a combination of Gothic, Baroque and Neoclassical styles (work commenced in 1965 and was completed in 1778).

It stands upon the site of the primitive grand mosque of Jerez and the old Salvador church.
The bell tower stands separate from the mailh building and was possibly built on top of the minaret of the old mosque.

The rectangular building consist of five naves integrated into the structure of a Latin cross.
As the figurehead of the Asidonia-Jerez Diocese it has become the epicentre of all the religious celebrations which take place here in the city.

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It is a quadrangular temple, divided into five naves by thick pilasters, plus a sixth nave which is called the transept. At the intersection of the main nave and the transept rises the octagonal dome that overlooks the nave through a wide ring and is crowned with a dome. On the edges of the octagon there are beautiful stone statues, larger than life size and representing the holy doctors of the Church.

Its roofs with simple ribbed vaults in the lateral naves and a great decorative richness in the central Trinidad de Bocanegra and the transept, combine eighteenth-century baroque elements with other neoclassical ones under a typical Gothic structure. Among other rooms of interest, the Tabernacle stands out, distributed in two sections, covered by vaulted ceilings and the sacristy, which is accessed through a large neoclassical style doorway, formed by paired columns.Catedral de Jerez de la Frontera

The temple has three facades, all of them with Corinthian columns and a great profusion of bas-reliefs carved into the stone. The most spectacular is the main façade that enhances its appearance as it is high up and can be accessed by stairs. This façade has three lintelled doors with circular openings and a rich amalgamation of columns and baroque decorations. The entrance to the temple is through five doors, three on the main façade and two on the sides, also having another neoclassical entrance to the Tabernacle on the side of the Epistle.

The building is all made of stone from the Sierra de San Cristóbal, except for the vaults of the lateral naves, which are made of brick.

Of the previous temple, demolished in 1695, only the bell tower remains, separated from the temple and organized into two bodies: the lower one, a work from the 15th century, in the Gothic-Mudejar style, and the upper one, made by Juan Pina in the 18th century. Read more…




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  1. Glauco Trigo escribio:

    ¿Hay una dirección de correo electrónico para contactar al sacerdote de la catedral de san salvador?

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