San Miguel Church

Córdoba, Spain

San Miguel is a Roman Catholic church in Córdoba, Andalusia, southern Spain. It is one of the twelve churches built by order of King Ferdinand III of Castile in the city after its conquest in the early 13th century. It was declared a monument of national interest in 1931.

It is an example of transition from the Romanesque to Gothic architecture, although the interior was largely renewed in 1749. It has a nearly square plan, with a nave and two aisles without a transept, a with polygonal apses; the nave has a coffered ceiling.

The main altar, in marble, was built in the 18th century. A side entrance has a horseshoe arch, perhaps dating to the Caliphate age.

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Founded: 13th century
Category: Religious sites in Spain

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Miguel Ángel Terrero (3 months ago)
It is another of the so-called "fernandinas" churches of the city of Córdoba. Built after the reconquest of the city in 1236, it is in a transitional style from Romanesque to Gothic. Located in the heart of the city very close to the popular Plaza de las Tendillas.
Mario vo (8 months ago)
It's cool to eat in front of such a church.
Juany Blanco Carmona (17 months ago)
Beautiful church, I went to a funeral where a colleague and I took part musically.
Angela RT (17 months ago)
Nice and safe place to pray. Beautiful homily
Carmen Muñoz (17 months ago)
From there to heaven.
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