Church of San Pedro de los Francos

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Church of San Pedro de los Francos
Native name
Spanish: Iglesia de San Pedro de los Francos
Iglesia de San Pedro de los Francos, Calatayud, España, 2014-12-29, DD 046-050 HDR.JPG
Main altar and apse.
LocationCalatayud, Spain
Coordinates41°21′11″N 1°38′36″W / 41.35312°N 1.643321°W / 41.35312; -1.643321Coordinates: 41°21′11″N 1°38′36″W / 41.35312°N 1.643321°W / 41.35312; -1.643321
Official name: Iglesia de San Pedro de los Francos
TypeNon-movable
CriteriaMonument
Designated1875
Reference no.RI-51-0000013
Church of San Pedro de los Francos is located in Spain
Church of San Pedro de los Francos
Location of Church of San Pedro de los Francos in Spain

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.[citation needed]

History[edit]

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[edit]

Entrance portal
Exterior view

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.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Calatayud city hall, cultural affairs website.

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