Parroquia mayor de San Pedro Apóstol — Huelva, Spain
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member prussel
N 37° 15.598 W 006° 57.021
29S E 681757 N 4125680
Quick Description: The Parroquia mayor de San Pedro Apóstol (main parish church of St. Peter the Apostle), built in the 15./16. Century in the Gothic-Mudejár-Style, is the oldest church in the city
Location: Andalucía, Spain
Date Posted: 2/23/2013 3:47:42 PM
Waymark Code: WMGETF
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member razalas
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Long Description:

The Parroquia mayor de San Pedro Apóstol was built in the 15./16. Century on the remains of a mosque at the foot of defunct Castle Huelva. It faces a pleasant palm tree-lined square, the Plaza San Pedro.
The church resisted the 1755 Lisbon earthquake, but was badly damaged. In 1758 it was renewed in baroque style by Pedro de Silva, a renowned Sevillan architect. The belfry is embellished with ornate decorative patterns and a blue-and-white tiled spire. The two main lateral doorways were designed by Antonio de Figueroa in the early 1770s. Subsequent renovations have given this church a mix of architectural styles. Its latest was the renovation of its exterior walls, which have been re-rendered leaving some of the original brickwork exposed.
The interior contains important processional carvings, mostly by sculptor León Ortega (1907 - 1991).
Significant archaeological remains have been discovered under San Pedro, these remains show that this area was settled in the Bronze Age.
In 1999, the Parroquia mayor de San Pedro Apóstol was designated a Site of Cultural Interest.

from: wikipedia

Bien:: Iglesia de San Pedro

Comunidad Autónoma:: C.A. Andalucía

Provincia:: Huelva

Municipio:: Huelva

Categoría:: Monumento

Website with information about the BIC:: [Web Link]

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