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Church of San Pedro (Iglesia de San Pedro) description and photos - Spain: Cordoba. Detailed information about the attraction. Description, photographs and a map showing the nearest significant objects. The title in English is Iglesia de San Pedro.
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The Church of San Pedro is one of the oldest churches in Cordoba, located near the cathedral on the square of the same name. Built in the 13th century after the liberation of Cordoba from Moorish rule by King Ferdinand III, the Church of San Pedro is one of the oldest churches in the city. Previously, on the site of its construction there was a temple, built in the 4th century, in which the relics of the martyrs of Cordoba were kept.
features of other architectural styles characteristic of that era also appeared in its appearance. The main facade of the building is decorated with a portal with many decorative elements created by the architect Hernan Ruiz Jr. The architect designed the entrance in the form of two triumphal arches, located one above the other. In the center of the lower arch there is a gate to the building, in the center of the upper arch there is a statue of the Apostle Peter. On either side of the main gate, the architect installed Ionic-style columns.
Inside, the Church of San Pedro is divided into three naves, the ceiling is made in the style of Gothic vaults. The church contains two retablos of amazing beauty, one of which was created by Alonso Gomez de Sandoval in 1742 and is housed in the chapel of the Holy Martyrs, and the second, the main retablo of this temple, recognized as one of the most beautiful in Cordoba, is the creation of Felix de Morales.
In 1986, restoration work began in the Church of San Pedro, and in 1996 its doors were reopened to residents and visitors of Cordoba.
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