San Juan de Ávila, Alcalá de Henares

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Iglesia de San Juan de Ávila
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Basic information
Location Alcalá de Henares,  Spain
Affiliation Roman Catholic
Ecclesiastical or organizational status Parish hurch
Architect(s) Eladio Dieste
Architectural type Church

The Church of Saint John of Avila (Spanish: Iglesia de San Juan de Ávila) is a Roman Catholic parish church located in a modern neighbourhood of Alcalá de Henares, Spain.

The current temple was built in brickwork by Uruguayan engineer-architect Eladio Dieste; the dimensions of walls and roofs are very slim, thanks to reinforced ceramics.[1][2]

It is dedicated to saint John of Avila.[3]

It is interesting to point out that, originally, this church was going to be built in Uruguay (Our Lady of Lourdes Church in Malvín); as the economic situation made this impossible, only the apse was built.[4]

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