Church of Our Lady of Guadalupe, Isla Canela

Church of Our Lady of Guadalupe, Isla Canela

The Church of Our Lady of Guadalupe in, El Almendro, Isla Canela is a rectangle shape although asymmetric. Inside we can see the prayer room, which occupies almost all the space, the tower, porches, sacristy, patinillo and baptistry.

The church has three naves and three chapels in the presbytery. They are separated by columns of Tuscan order, carved in gray limestone they rise on factory pedestals and are crowned by independent entablatures with semicircular arches covered with simple hangings. Towards the foot of this area is the entrance hall, whose high level is occupied by the choir, which extends over the northern arcade to give space to the organ’s grandstand.

All these internal spaces manifest themselves in a very simple and direct way. The central nave and the transept rise above the other roofs, of which only the garrets that ventilate the camaranchón of the central nave and the tower stand out. This is the usual type in western Andalusia: smooth cane, bell tower with arches and stacked organization and capital of octagonal pyramid covered with tiles. Ceramic and wind vane completes the bell tower.