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.
Origin: 16th century
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.
Plaza de la Catedral s/n
04001 Almería (Almería)http://www.andalucia.org
From Monday to Friday
Does not close at midday
From 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
From 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Children: Admission free
Under 10 years of age
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