Church of San Pedro de los Francos
|Church of San Pedro de los Francos|
|Native name |
Spanish: Iglesia de San Pedro de los Francos
Main altar and apse.
|Official name: Iglesia de San Pedro de los Francos|
The Church of San Pedro de los Francos (Spanish: Iglesia de San Pedro de los Francos) is a church located on Via la Rua in Calatayud, Spain. It was declared Bien de Interés Cultural in 1875.
The church was founded by Alfonso I el Batallador, after the Reconquista of Calatayud, to thank his French mercenary troops. The church was built in the 14th-century over an earlier temple. It has a typical Mudéjar structure of 3 naves and apses.
Art and Architecture
The entrance portal is Gothic in style with a peaked arch flanked by standing sculptures of St Peter and Paul, while the lintel has some awkwardly seated Christ (center), the Virgin and St John, all sheltered by a ledge with architecture.
Inside the main gilded Retablo at the high altar has Baroque Solomonic columns, and was completed in 1654. Other chapels include a retablo with Renaissance style panels. The various chapels include a virgin in a grotto.
The adjacent ancient mudejar tower leans over the street.
- Calatayud city hall, cultural affairs website.
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