Iglesia de Santa María, Cádiz

Iglesia de Santa María, Cádiz | Source: Texts: Ayuntamiento de Cádiz. Photos: Destino Cádiz

The Church of Santa Maria is part of the Franciscan order, first convent to be erected in the city. In 1527, was rebuilt after the Anglo-Dutch assault in 1596.

The church was built in two phases and was completed with a Latin cross pan. The facade features the portal and the bell tower, baroque work of 1670.

In the interior the main altarpiece is a highlight, gilt wood, made in 1765 and the Chapel of Jesus Nazareno, royalty of deep roots in the city. As a curiosity in the chapel you can see inscriptions in Armenian and Castilian, because part of its content was donated from there.