Santiponce Itálica


An immense legacy waiting to be discovered

Church of San Miguel


The most important monument in Lorena is the parish church of San Miguel. It is a building with one nave, roofed with a ribbed barrel vault, to the left-hand side of which another one was added a few years ago. The current construction does not date back beyond the late 18th century, although later renovations can be identified. 

The main altarpiece, consisting of three panels between pilasters, is decorated with motifs from the last third of the 18th century. It contains the sculpture of San Miguel, from the same century, on either side of which are images of San Roque, from modern times, and San Antonio, from about 1800. The attic is occupied by a small 18th century crucifix. 

In the left side nave, there is a small image of Jesus the Nazarene, work of the Antequera sculptor Diego Márquez, dating from 1788, and the altar of the Virgen de los Dolores. At the end of this same nave there is an altarpiece with pilasters from the second third of the 18th century with the image of the Virgen del Rosario. On the right side there is an image of St. Joseph with the Child reminiscent of 18th century Granada works, although it has been repainted. In the sacristy there is a medium sized crucifix, repainted and dating from the late 16th century. 

This parish church is the canonical headquarters of the Hermandad de Nuestro Padre Jesús Nazareno, Santísimo Cristo de la Misericordia y María santísima de los Dolores, images that are highly venerated during Holy Week.


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