Iglesia de San Martín

Iglesia de San Martín
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One of the oldest churches in the city of Seville, the Iglesia de San Martín was built in the 15th century with the involvement by Alonso Rodríguez, the master contractor for the Cathedral. The church underwent significant rebuilding in the 18th century, particularly as a result of damage from the sadly-famous Lisbon earthquake of 1755.

It is one of the few Gothic churches in the city to have survived to the present. It consists of a single large nave with sections covered by ribbed vaults, linked lengthways by a central spine, which is supported laterally by powerful buttresses.

The church's exterior has two façades: the main one is at the front of the church, with a very modest Gothic doorway with a double pointed arch that projects from the main façade. Beside it stands the tower, which is built entirely of brick.

The interior features an outstanding main altarpiece, designed in 1606 by the Italian architect Vermondo Resta. This was modified at the end of the 17th century, when the central chapel was put in place. The images of the Hermandad de La Lanzada Brotherhood are housed in front of the altarpiece.

The famous sculptor Juan de Mesawas buried in the church. This is marked by a commemorative plaque on the side façade.

All week (except Tuesdays and Sundays), from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm and from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm.

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Iglesia de San Martín
Plaza de San Martín, s/n, 41003
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All year

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