Iglesia del Rosario

Iglesia del Rosario | Source: Texts: Ayuntamiento de Cádiz. Photo: Destino Cádiz.

The Rosario Church has its origin from a hermitage of the 16th century that was home to the Augustinian nuns. It has been renovated several times and the current style is the work of Torcuato Benjumeda.

The temple housed the Confraternity of the Virgen del Rosario de los Negros, from which it took its current name. It has as a Latin cross plan and the facade emphasizes the portal. Made out of marble, is a Baroque work of Genoese origin of the early 18th century and is crowned by a large pediment with images of the Virgin of the Rosario, San Pedro and San Pablo.

Inside, the altarpiece houses in its central niche the image of the Virgen del Rosario, made in the late 18th century; and alongside it are located the images of San Servando and San Germán, attributed to Francisco de Villegas.

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