Iglesia de Santa Marina - Seville

Source: Willem Vandenameele

The Church of Santa Marina belongs to the group of Gothic-Mudejar churches of Seville and is one of the oldest in the city , as its construction can date back to around 1265 . Today it is a Catholic parish church and the headquarters of the Confraternity of the Holy Cross and the Holy Resurrection of Seville.

The church was built in the Islamic period and the first construction of two side chapels can be dated to around 1265. The tower was built at the beginning of the 14th century and the main body of the church was built at the beginning or middle of the same century .

The main entrance is made of stone, a pointed arch with eight archivolts, the last of which is decorated with diamond points, zigzags and various sculptures. The doorway of the Gospel wall is a pointed arch with little decoration. The door of the Epistle Wall is built of brick and forms a body with three pointed arches. This church has an octagonal apse, with buttresses and geminated pointed arch windows, creating an elegant architecture. The tower is connected to the church at the foot of the nave of the Gospel. It has the shape of a Mudejar tower with a square floor plan and is built of brick.

The interior of the church is divided into three naves separated by arcades of pointed brick arches supported by cruciform pillars. The central nave is the widest in both height and width and ends in a polygonal apse with side chapels. The roof of the church consists of three different parts. The nave is covered with a well-made modern coffered ceiling. The side aisles are covered with a canopy. Finally, the chapels are covered with vaults over trumpets . The vault decorated with brick laces and trumpets with plasterwork in the Chapel of the Virgen del Amor, and the vault with plasterwork decoration of segments that covers the chapel used as a tabernacle, stand out.



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