Church of Nuestra Senora de las Angustias in Ayamonte

Church of Nuestra Senora de las Angustias in Ayamonte

The Church of Nuestra Señora de las Angustias is located in the square of the same name , in the historic center of Ayamonte, and has been declared an Asset of Cultural Interest in the Monument category. This parish church was built in the sixteenth century, although modified and expanded in later centuries, so it has different styles: Mudejar, Baroque and Neoclassical.

It was designed by Matías Fernández Cardoso, who also made the Renaissance altarpiece of the main altar, which houses the image of the patron saint of the temple in a rococo-style central dressing room: the Virgen de las Angustias, in honor of the patron saint’s feast day . Ayamonte in the first week of September. Also included in the main altarpiece are the images of Mary Magdalene, the four Evangelists, and St. Peter. The facade is formed by two Doric columns that frame the main entrance door, which is accessed through a stairway of baked clay bricks, which are delimited by stone columns joined together by chains of wide thickness. The tower was raised to the right of the central nave after the Lisbon earthquake of 1755; It has a square floor plan and is composed of three bodies, the central one being highlighted because it is made of marine rocks.