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Church of Santa Ana (Iglesia de Santa Ana) description and photos - Spain: Granada. Detailed information about the attraction. Description, photographs and a map showing the nearest significant objects. The title in English is Iglesia de Santa Ana.
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The small church of Santa Ana is located in the center of Granada, on New Square, next to the Royal Chancellery at the foot of the Alhambra. This church was built in 1537 by the famous architect and artist of the time, Siloam Diego. Like many other churches erected during this period, Santa Ana Church was built on the site of the former Al-Yama Almanzora Mosque. The minaret of the mosque, which is a beautiful and thin brick tower, has traditionally been preserved and rebuilt into a bell tower.
The graceful facade of the church with five chapels, whose ceilings are made in Mudejar style, is decorated with a magnificent plateresque portal. The interior of the Church of Santa Ana is made in the Baroque style. The chapels are adorned with sculptural elements, and the walls are decorated with paintings dating from the 16th and 17th centuries. The church sacristy contains an amazing bowl created by Francisco Telles in 1568. The main entrance to the church was started by the architect Sebastian de Alcantara in 1542, and completed by his son Juan de Alcantara in 1547. The entrance is made in the form of an arch between Corinthian columns. The entrance is adorned with three fine sculptures by the master Diego Aranda, located in three niches. Above them is a beautiful round medallion or tondo with a relief image of the Virgin Mary and Child.
The Church of Santa Ana is a structure that strikingly combines the styles typical of Moorish and Renaissance architecture.
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