Santiponce Itálica


An immense legacy waiting to be discovered

Parish Church of Nuestra Señora de la Estrella


As regards the original church we only have evidence that it existed in 1609, since the altarpiece currently in the tabernacle was made at that time, and the chapel also dates from that period. As for the current church, we know that it was restored in 1731 by Diego Antonio Díaz and the general style of the church is typical of this period.

Originally, the church was named after the patron saint of the town, San Roque, but in the parish books it already appears as the Parish Church of Santa María de la Estrella around the year 1800.

It consists of a single nave with a Latin cross floor plan and a barely noticeable transept. The arms of the transept form two chapels that are roofed with barrel vaults; the one on the left side (Capilla del Sagrario) and the one on the right side (Capilla de la Virgen de los Dolores), both being tiled with half-wall tiling. 

The church tower is on the right-hand side and has a belfry with four bells with balconies facing the four cardinal points. Its top is octagonal in shape and covered with blue and white tiles in a diagonal direction and with a metal sphere at the top, completed with a weather vane. The roof of the church is covered with Moorish tiles and the top of the chancel has is an artistic finish of ceramic spheres.

At the foot of the church, to the right, is the old baptismal chapel, closed with an artistic wooden clasp, currently dedicated to the Sagrado Corazón de Jesús. The church receives natural light through nine artistic stained glass windows. Two of the most striking of these are the ones representing the Virgen de la Estrella and the Santísimo Cristo de Torrijos in the chancel.

Opening times

Opening times (these are the same times as the masses)
Winter opening times (according to the official time change: from the last Saturday in October to the last Saturday in March)

- Tuesday to Saturday (except last Friday of the month): 07:30 pm.
- Sundays and public holidays: 10:30 am, 12:00 pm and 7:30 pm

Summer opening times (from the last Saturday in March to 15 June and from 15 September to the last Saturday in October)

- Tuesday to Saturday (except last Friday of the month): 08:00 p.m.
- Sundays and public holidays: 10:30 am and 8:00 pm.

Summer opening times (from 15 June to 15 September)

- Tuesday to Saturday (except last Friday of the month): 09:00 pm.
- Sundays and public holidays: 10:30 am and 9:00 pm.


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