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Santa María la Mayor Parish Church

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The Santa María la Mayor Parish Church is a monumental compound with three naves separated by pillars and a square main chapel. It was designed by the architect Diego Antonio Díaz who built it in the second half of the 18th century.

The main altarpiece is a small, neoclassical shrine presided over by Santa María la Mayor, a 15th-century Gothic image. Also noteworthy is a group of baroque altarpieces and sculptures and paintings from the Seville atelier.

The following sculptures also stand out:  Our Lady of Solitude, attributed to Juan de Astorga, Our Lady of the Sweet Name of Jesus or “Niño Dios de las Carreritas”, from the atelier of Martínez Montañés, Our Lady of the Rosary and Carmen, attributed to Cristóbal Ramos, Our Lady of Sorrows, of the Astorga school, the image of Saint Anthony Abbot, of an unknown author and dated in the 18th century, the statue of Saint Joseph, attributed to Hita del Castillo or Roldán, and finally, the Captive Christ, a work by the contemporary sculptor Antonio Eslava.

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