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Church of San Nicolás de Bari

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The Church of San Nicolás de Bari was one of the parishes founded after the reconquest by Ferdinand III of Castile in 1248. It was originally Gothic-Mudejar and in the 18th century it would be rebuilt as a baroque building.

It consists of five naves separated by red marble columns brought from Genoa, on which barrel vaults can be found. Inside the church, several altarpieces, most of them in baroque style, can be observed. In the main altarpiece, the central niche with the image of San Nicolás de Bari, to whom this temple is dedicated, stands out. This fourth-century Turkish saint was a bishop and his body is buried in the Italian city of Bari. 

Today it is the parish and headquarters of the Brotherhood of Nuestro Padre Jesús de la Salud, María Santísima de la Candelaria, Nuestra Señora del Subterráneo and San Nicolás de Bari. The Brotherhood, of a sacramental and penitential nature, was founded in 1880 by the neighbourhood's devotion to Christ of Health. This brotherhood goes on procession on Easter Tuesday.

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