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Iglesia Colegial del Divino Salvador, Seville, Spain

Iglesia Colegial del Divino Salvador, Seville, Spain.

The Iglesia Colegial del Divino Salvador (Church of the Divine Saviour) in Seville is the largest and most important church in the city after the cathedral.

Looking up to the dome.

History

The church stands where the Roman basilica once did and was constructed over a former mosque.

The mosque, which had been reconsecrated as a church, was mostly demolished in 1671 and a new building rose in its place. The architect was Leonardo de Figueroa. He incorporated the base of the minaret in the church's bell tower.

The church was extensively restored again in the early 21st century.

The main altar of the church.

Architecture

The Baroque church is noted for the ornate gilded woodwork of its interior and 14 altars.

The monumental main altarpiece was made between 1770 and 1778 by Cayetano de Acosta in the Baroque style. The altar of the Capilla Sacramental is also the work of Cayetano de Acosta.

Plaza del Salvador is lined with several bars and cafes and is an ideal place to relax.

The gilded woodwork of the main altar.

Access - Getting There

Plaza del Salvador
41004 Sevilla

The church is within easy walking distance of several of Seville's major attractions including Seville Cathedral, La Giralda, the Real Fábrica de Tabacos de Sevilla, and the Real Alcazar.

The nearest stop on the metro is Puerta Jerez. From there it is a 15-minute walk north.

Hours: From Monday to Saturday 10.15 am to 5.30 pm; closed on Sunday.

Statue in the church.

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Gallery

The church organ.
The organ

The font at the Iglesia Colegial del Divino Salvador Seville
The baptismal font

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