Church of San Miguel: Detail, main portal and central section of the tower

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Description

The oldest of the church’s façades, the so-called Saint Joseph façade, was built in 1480 in a style very much inspired by the Flemish. The main façade is a robust Baroque tower, the upper part of which supports a spire covered with azulejos (tile). In the choir, the altarpiece is an extraordinary late Renaissance piece, created by Martínez Montañés with Baroque elements attributed to Juan de Arce. The Baroque-style Chapel of the Holy Sacrament backs onto the wall of the church. It was declared Bien de Interés Cultural in 1931.

Attributes

Attribute NameValues
Alternate Title
  • Iglesia de San Miguel

Creator
  • G. Massiot & cie

Subject
  • Architecture

  • Towers

  • Decorative arts

  • Churches

Date Created
  • 1910-01-01

Date Digitized
  • 2007-01-01

Cultural Context
  • Late Gothic

  • Hispano-Flemish

Place of Creation
  • Jerez de la Frontera

  • Jerez de la Frontera, Cádiz, Spain

  • +36.679825-6.137432

Departments and Units
Member of
Temporal Coverage
  • before or circa 1910

Record Visibility and Access Public
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