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Church of San Pedro (Iglesia de San Pedro) description and photos - Spain: Seville. 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 located near the center of Seville in the Plaza de San Pedro. The church was built in the 14th century on the ruins of a destroyed mosque, which was traditional for the region. Several architectural styles are intertwined in the appearance of the building - Gothic, Mudejar, Baroque.
The facade of the building was restored in 1612. The facade is adorned with a splendid Mudejar-style brick-built tower topped with a Baroque bell tower. The most notable part of the facade overlooking Piazza San Pedro, along with the tower, is the main portal, completed in 1613 and created in the Baroque style. The portal is decorated with an arched niche in which the statue of St. Peter is located.
In plan, the church has three naves, which are separated by rows of arches. The vaulted ceilings are in the Gothic style. The main altar of the temple was created by the famous painter and sculptor Felipe de Ribas between 1641 and 1657. The central figures of the altar are the statues of St. Pedro, the Virgin and Christ. The altar is also decorated with relief images of scenes from the life of St. Pedro.
The Church of San Pedro is notable for the fact that in 1599 the future great artist of his era Diego Velazquez was baptized within its walls. In 1899, a memorial plaque was solemnly installed in the temple, testifying to this fact.
One of the chapels of the temple is decorated with a sculpture of Jesus made by Felipe de Ribas, as well as canvases by Zurbaran and Lucas Valdes.
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