Iglesia Parroquial de Santa María del Soterraño

Iglesia Parroquial de Santa María del Soterraño
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Located in the old fortress of Aguilar de la Frontera, the current aesthetic of the parish church of Santa María del Soterraño is Gothic-Mudejar style (16th century), highlighting the restoration works carried out by Catalina Fernández of Córdoba towards 1530.

Access to the church is through the esplanade on the southern side, where the triumph dedicated to the Inmaculada Concepción (1864-1866) is located, whose entrance is by a beautiful Plateresque doorway.

It has three large naves separated from each other by wide slightly pointed formerets. The central nave is covered by a Mudejar framework with collar-beam roof and tie-beams. Separated by a main arch, the main chapel is roofed by simple cross vault, showing the heraldic shield of Fernández de Córdoba. Its Baroque altarpiece is presided over by the Virgin of Soterraño, patron saint of the city. At the end of the central nave, under a beautiful rose window, is the upper gallery (Hernán Ruiz II, 1554) and the ashlar choir, comprising thirty-three seats of honour, the work of Francisco Javier Pedrajas (1777).

Meanwhile, the bell tower reveals two clearly differentiated volumes from different periods, finished with a conical spire.

Its interior has a series of chapels of singular interest. We point out the chapel of Virgen del Rosario (1629); the Sacramental Chapel (1639); the Chapel of La Inmaculada Concepción (1667); the Chapel of the Reyes (1682); and the Chapel of Jesús Nazareno (1754), with a Baroque octagonal chapel.

Likewise, the Gothic baptismal font, a series of pictorial panels that were part of the old main altarpiece, and the sculptures of Cristo Yacente (1650) and of San Miguel Arcángel (ca. 1770), among others, deserve a visit.

Likewise, its silverwork, with pieces like the Custodia Procesional (Manuel Aguilar, 1816-1818), and other works by the main Cordoba silversmiths of the 16th-19th centuries, are quite interesting.

The church has a small shop of the Cofradía de Jesús de Nazareno brotherhood.

Only open during hours of worship: Mondays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, at 7 p.m.

Free tour.

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Iglesia Parroquial de Santa María del Soterraño
Cuesta de Jesús, 14920, s/n
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