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Contact details

Plaza de la Catedral, 8
04001  Almería  (Andalusia)
www.andalucia.org
Tel.: +34 669913628
Fax.:+34 950234848

Location

Autonomous region:
Andalusia

Province/Island:
Almería

Almería

Description

The fortress-temple of the south.

This is the first temple in Almeria designed for use as a fortress-temple. It is built in a predominantly Gothic style, and was originally intended to defend the town against attacks by pirates.

It has battlements and arrow loops for defence. The style is transitional Gothic, and its design is attributed to Diego de Siloé. It has a polygonal apse and a Baroque tower. The naves on the interior are in the Gothic style with side chapels which contain altarpieces of great beauty. The altarpiece at the high altar is Baroque and is decorated with paintings and sculptures of a very high quality. There is also a Renaissance cloister, which was previously the old parade ground of the fortress.

Construction:
Cathedral

Artistic period:
Renaissance

Historic period:
16th century

Setting:
Church of San Juan, Church of San Pedro, Convent of Santa Clara, the Alcazaba castle, city walls, archaeological museum and the Alcazaba museum.

Practical information

Schedule

From Monday to Friday
From 10:00 to 13:30
From 16:00 to 17:00


Saturday
From 10:00 to 13:30



Prices

General: €5
Groups: €3

Services

Guided tours, Shop

Map


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