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Sagrario ChurchOne of the entrances to the Sagrario Church  Photo by Maksym Abramov

This church is located between the Episcopal Palace and the cathedral. It was built in the 15th century. The most prominent thing of, is the entrance, on Santa Maria street, opposite to the Sao Tome Hospital.

It is of Gothic Elizabethan style and in its top part appear the cardinal Pedro of Mendoza and the confessor of the Catholic Queen, Isabel, Hernado de Talavera, offering the already consecrated mosque to the Virgin.

Also it is worthy of mention the plateresque altar. The Santa Maria church of the Sacrarium was built thanks to the uproar of 12th February 1488 like the Cathedral. It was originally situated by the orange tree square.

During the prelacy of Diego Ramirez de Villaescusa (1500-1516), the entrance of the street began Santa Maria, but it concluded in César Riario's prelacy. In this entrance a beautiful sculptural representation was made, where images of plants, stamps, shields and a complex iconographic representation constructed by the All-powerful Virgin and people praying. Two pyramids finished off with balls and a cross of stone were added in the 18th century to the entrance.

In the 18th century the building fell down and was built again, because of it was in very bad conditions.

Artistic works

The main altarpiece, from San Pedro church, in Bovine of the Fields. The altarpiece was installed in the Sacrarium church in 1944, this belongs to the plateresque style with figures of the Apostles, the Crowned Virgin, the Piety, the Calvary and the Eternal Father.

The first altarpiece of the side of the Gospel, of the second half of the 16th century, to the style manierista, where we can find also certain classic elements (columns, pilasters, triangular fronton, etc.).

The red marble pulpit, stands out, for its color and is of the 17th century. The Virgen de Lourdes Altarpiece is from the 17th century and the Virgen de Rosario altar from the 18th century.

Altarpiece dedicated to Jesus' Heart, is dated to the central years of the 17th century, and that stands out for his(her,your) Solomonic columns. The iconography of this altar is dedicated to the Virgin.

Altarpiece of the Mutilated Christ, of more modern production to Jose Navas Parejo's hands.

This one, together with the Eternal Father, are both unique works of art that survived the fire of the former major altarpiece. The most out-standing paintings are: Salvador, the Virgin, and other pictures with several apostles and two holy bishops.

Sagrario Church
Santa María Street.. Next to the Cathedral.
15th - 18th Century
Tel: 95 221 19 35
Visits: 9:30-12:30 and 18:00 -19:30