Sacra Capilla del Salvador

Úbeda, Spain

Sacra Capilla del Salvador is a famous chapel, built between 1536 and 1559, is the flagship of Úbeda Renaissance architecture. Commissioned by Francisco de los Cobos y Molina as his family's funerary chapel, it presents a marked contrast between the relatively sober proportions of the interior (by Diego de Siloé, architect of Granada's cathedral) and the more decorative western facade. The facade, a pre-eminent example of plateresque style, was designed by Andrés de Vandelvira, one of Siloé's stonemasons, who took over the project in 1540.



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Founded: 1536-1559
Category: Religious sites in Spain

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Jay D (9 months ago)
Beautiful church, well worth a visit if you are into religious art. Also a must visit for insomniacs, as the English audio guide is a definitive cure.
Jakub Specjalski (13 months ago)
Nice place but the audio guide is horribly boring. Congrats to anyone who is able to listen it to the end.
Derek (Hurfone) (14 months ago)
Incredible 13th century church. The interior is mostly intact and beautifully ornate. There is a visitors entrance on the south facing side, but if a wedding is happening you can view from a distance for free?. The facade has many detailed sculptures and motifs with a few gargoyles. Worth a visit and seeing while in the beautiful old quarter of Ùbeda.
Mark Feltes (16 months ago)
Absolutely amazing, this is a must see location. The exterior is incredible and then you step inside, it's hard to describe with photos and words.
Thetarget1 (19 months ago)
Both the interior and exterior are very beautiful. The church is not that big. It has an amazing baroque altarpiece and beautiful renaissance dome. Entrance is 5€ which is honestly to expensive. You get an audioguide, which is decent but far too detailed and talkative.
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