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Iglesia de San Lorenzo

This church, considered by many as one of finest examples of Medieval Cordoban architecture, is situated in the district which bears the same name. Despite the many reforms, restoration work at the beginning of the century has recovered part of its original appearance. The most original feature is the portico with three arches in front of the main entrance, to the left of the tower, with an impressive rose window in the middle. The tower was built on top of the minaret of a former mosque, some of the remains of which can still be seen in the main body of the tower, the three upper sections being 16th century additions by Hernán Ruiz II. The movement of the upper prisms is a precursor in style of the Giralda tower in Seville. Inside the building, the most important features include the main altar, with its plethora of Italian-Gothic paintings, and the Baroque main altarpiece, which is now kept at the bottom end of the church, near the impressive baptismal font.

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Charlene Ambrose13-Mar-2018 03:28
Very nice street scene featuring the old church. V
Dennis Hoyne13-Mar-2018 02:30
Lovely architecture, beautifully photographed. V
Julie Oldfield13-Mar-2018 01:48
Very well framed. Beautiful image. V
Jim Coffman13-Mar-2018 01:21
A very nice street capture..
Gill Kopy13-Mar-2018 01:20
I love the architecture of this old church - so much character and interesting history V
bill friedlander12-Mar-2018 23:16
A lovely look at the charming architecture with its lovely rose window and tower. V
Helen Betts12-Mar-2018 20:35
Great capture of this unique looking church. I was going to say the tower reminds me of a minaret, and so part of it was. V.
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