San Salvador Church

San Salvador Church

There are lots of churches in Ayamonte. The church of San Salvador us one of the first you find as you enter the town from the road leading up from the Guardians River. It stands on the hill with stunning views from its tower.

Declared a Historical Monument, the Church of the Divine Savior is one of the jewels of Ayamonte and the oldest temple in the city, built in the 15th century in Mudejar style and later reformed with Baroque and Renaissance interventions.

The temple has a rectangular floor plan with three naves separated by 5 pointed arches. It has two covers, one of the seventeenth century at the foot of the temple, and another of the sixteenth century on the wall of the Epistle. Next to the main door is the tall tower, with a square floor plan.

The central nave (where the main chapel is) is taller and wider than the lateral ones, and houses a Baroque altarpiece, the work of the brothers José Fernando and Francisco José de Medinilla. The lateral naves host the chapel of San José or the Brotherhood of Holy Thursday (XVIII century), and the baptismal chapel XVII century), and the altar of the Virgen del Pilar.

 

Ther is also the pictorial series of the Passion Mystery of Christ, 8 Mannerist tables made by Jan Sanders van Hemessen in the sixteenth century.