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Jerez de la Frontera – San Marcos Church

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

San Marcos Church

Standing in the old centre, where one can truly savour of the history of the city, San Marcos Church was one of the first churches to be built after Christian conquest over Islam.

Built upon the site of and old mosque following the orders of King Alfonso 10 it is considered lateGothic (15 Century), with Mudéjar elements to been in some side chapels.

The magnificent Baroque originally carved in the 17 century, with greatly modified in the 18 century is baroque and consists of thirteen major artist’s work tables Rodriguez de Losada.

The San Marcos Church is not known for sure when it was erected, but it belongs to the series of churches in Jerez whose original core was built between the 15th and 16th centuries, modifying and in some cases adding architectural elements later.

From the primitive temple it seems that they are the portal of the Epistle and the Chapel of Baptism, possibly from the second half of the 14th century. As for the vaults that cover the nave, characteristic of around 1515, they show that the temple began at the feet like the Cathedral of Seville, since the two vaults of the sections of the feet are different and later than those of the head and the sacristy

The belfry was built in 1778 and the Capilla del Sagario dates from 1795. Although the dominant style of the church is Gothic, others can be seen such as Mudejar, reflected on the cover of the Epistle. Mannerist style is the main doorway.  Read more…

San Marcos Church of Jerez de la Frontera - Cadiz


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