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  The Saviour Church - Iglesia del Salvador
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This is a 18th century Baroque church, the second largest in town, after the Cathedral. It was built over an ancient mosque from which it keeps the ablutions courtyard. Unfortunatly the building was in very bad condition and it's under restoration right now. The works have revealed that it was used as a cemetery with a lot of skeletons buried here. These works are very complex and they are going to take a long time, so there are neither masses and tourist visits to the church.
This is an important church for the people's religious feelings because it houses three Holy Week brotherhoods: La Borriquita (Jesus riding the little donkey at Palm Sunday), El Amor (Jesus in the Cross, of Juan de Mesa) and Pasion (Jesus carrying on the Cross, of Martinez Montañes) As their church is under restoration these images are venerated into other churches. There is a sculpture of Martinez Montañes, the great religious images maker, holding a little Virgin image.

Esta es una iglesia barroca del siglo XVIII, la segunda más grande de la ciudad, después de la Catedral. Fue construida sobre una antigua mezquita, de la que conserva aun su patio de las abluciones. Desgraciadamente el edificio estaba en muy malas condiciones y en estos momentos está en restauración. Las obras han revelado que este era utilizado como cementerio, por la gran cantidad de esqueletos enterrados aquí. Las obras son muy complejas y van a tomar mucho tiempo, así que no hay misas ni visitas turísticas mientras tanto.
Esta es una iglesia muy importante para los sentimientos religiosos de la ciudad porque acoje a tres hermandades de Semana Santa: La Borritita (Jesús montando un burro pequeño el Domingo de Ramos), El Amor (Jesús en la Cruz, de Juan de Mesa) y Pasión (Jesús llevando la Cruz, Martínez Montañés). Como la iglesia está en restauración estas imágenes se veneran en otras iglesias. En la plaza hay una escultura de Martínez Montañés, el gran escultor de imágenes religiosas, con una pequeña imagen de la Virgen.

Address: Plaza del Salvador
Directions: Next to the shopping area of Sierpes and Tetuan Streets.

Cerca de las calles comerciales de Sierpes y Tetuán

Phone: 954211679

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  • Updated Feb 16, 2006
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