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Shrine to San Arcadio


This Shrine is dedicated to the image of Osuna’s patron saint, Saint Arcadius, who is taken in procession through the city every year on 12 January. The 17th-century church was renovated in the 18th century. The single nave shrine is covered by a barrel vault and the transept with a dome on pendentives.

The embedded pilasters on the side walls support an entablature decorated with sumptuous plasterwork. The dome’s pendentives are adorned with vegetable orles that frame Osuna’s coat-of-arms.

The mid-18th century, baroque-style main altarpiece is located in the Presbytery. Its reliefs depict scenes from the martyrdom of several saints related to the city of Osuna. Saint Arcadius, the town’s patron saint, occupies the central niche.

There are two altarpieces from the second half of the 18th century in the arms of the transept. One niche holds a sculptural representation of the Holy Family, and the other a Saint Tobias with the Angel. Several 18th-century paintings, framed with baroque mouldings, grace the walls of both arms of the transept.

There are also several paintings of the apostles from the mid-17th century. The Shrine is currently home to a secondary school.

Opening times

Sundays - 8:30 - 9:45


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