Santiponce Itálica


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Nuestra Señora de la Victoria Parish Church


The Our Lady of Victory Parish Church is located in the historic centre of Arahal, a few minutes away from other important religious monuments, such as the San Roque Church, the Our Lady of the Rosary Convent and the Blessed True Cross Church.

Built on an ancient shrine to San Sebastián, the building was constructed with brick, masonry and rammed earth, an ancient building technique that uses natural raw materials such as earth, chalk, lime, or gravel. The Church has a rectangular plan and is divided into three naves separated by semi-circular arches supported by rectangular pillars. The central nave has a magnificent Mudejar-style roof.

Inside, you may admire five paintings with scenes from the Life of Saint Francis of Paula. The baroque main altarpiece is divided into three sections by slim estipites or Churrigueresque columns. In the centre, the titular image of the Virgen del Carmen de Candelero stands proud. In the presbytery, there are two large Baroque paintings of the martyrdom of Saint John and Saint Sebastian.

The entrance, at the foot of the Church, is formed by a semi-circular arch flanked by pilasters. It is topped with a gable and pediment, as well as a sculpture of Saint Francis of Paula in a niche. The tower, with exposed brickwork and tiles, features three sections and a spire. 


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