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Church of the Divine Savior

Local name: Iglesia Colegial del Divino Salvador

The Church of the Savior is a huge, baroque Roman Catholic temple, whose history dates back to the 13th century. Its richly decorated interior will delight not only lovers of sacred art. The flagship of the church is the delightful main altar by Cayetano de Acosta. The work of the Spanish sculptor is considered the most monumental and representative example of the Baroque style in Seville.

The Church of the Savior was built on the ruins of the largest mosque in the city. Built in the 9th century, the Muslim building was transformed into a cathedral in the first half XIII century on the initiative of the King of Castile and Leon - Ferdinand III Saint.

The current appearance of the temple is due to the complete reconstruction, which took place in the seventeenth century. The previous building was demolished and the author of the new project was the famous Spanish architect José Granados de la Barrera. The phenomenal interior of the temple is the work of an outstanding baroque artist - Leonardo de Figueroa.

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Plaza del Salvador 41004 Seville, Spain