Iglesia de San Marcos, Jerez de la Frontera

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Church of San Marcos
Native name
Spanish: Iglesia de San Marcos
San Marcos lateral Panoramica Jerez.jpg
Location Jerez de la Frontera, Spain
Coordinates 36°41′09″N 6°08′21″W / 36.685752°N 6.139092°W / 36.685752; -6.139092Coordinates: 36°41′09″N 6°08′21″W / 36.685752°N 6.139092°W / 36.685752; -6.139092
Official name: Iglesia de San Marcos
Type Non-movable
Criteria Monument
Designated 1931
Reference no. RI-51-0000496
Iglesia de San Marcos, Jerez de la Frontera is located in Spain
Iglesia de San Marcos, Jerez de la Frontera
Location of Church of San Marcos in Spain

San Marcos is a Gothic church in Jerez de la Frontera, southern Spain. It was declared Bien de Interés Cultural in 1931.[citation needed]

The church originates from one of the six parishes founded by King Alfonso X of Castile after his conquest of the city in 1264. The current edifice was likely started in the mid-14th century, due to the style of its polygonal apse and the Mudéjar portal, perhaps above a pre-existing mosque. The construction is anyway not documented until the middle of the 15th century, including a substantial renovation in late Gothic style.

The church has three façades, with a main entrance portal in Mannerist style (16th century). The interior has a Baroque high altar (18th century)

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  • Diccionario Enciclopédico Ilustrado de la Provincia de Cádiz. Caja de Ahorros de Jerez. 1985.

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