Santiponce Itálica


An immense legacy waiting to be discovered

San Miguel Church


The temple is somewhat removed from the town’s walled historic quarters. When it was built in the 15th century, it was meant to be a shrine to the Archangel St Michael.

Although it has a core area that is Mudejar, it has undergone multiple renovations, especially in the 18th century, when the choir’s side chapels were added.

The tower was built in the neo-classical period, as were the portals, despite the date engraved in one portal -1964- that must refer to a restoration.

The Tabernacle chapel, richly decorated with abundant baroque elements, is covered by a splendidly embellished dome. Its main altarpiece has estipites and a central niche –today a small chapel above the altar- that holds a sculpture of Jesus the Nazarene from the mid-18th century. The painting of the Coronation of the Virgin Mary, from the second third of the 17th century, has a frame decorated with rocaille.


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