St Matthew's Church

St Matthew's Church 25 aniversario de la declaracion de Caceres como Ciudad Patrimonio de la Humanidad por la UNESCO

St Matthew's Church, located in the square of the same name, was built in Gothic style, according to the belief, over the remains of the mosque of the Arab fortress of Cáceres.

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17. St Matthew's Church

Guided Tour of Caceres. Route 1

17. St Matthew's Church

St Matthew's Church

St Matthew's Church, located in the square of the same name, was built in Gothic style, according to the belief, over the remains of the mosque of the Arab fortress of Cáceres. It's documented that in the first half of the 14th century there was a church on this site. It's remarkable its columnated portal, profusely decorated in Plateresque style, whose construction is attributed to Gillén Ferrant, one of the authors of the altarpiece of the St Mary's Church.

St Matthew's Church

The tower, built later, is simple and don't harmonize with the monumentality of the façade ashlars. However, its beautiful bell-gable on the right side is more consistent, with its four granite arches.

It's a single-nave building with side chapels, flat apse, rib vaulting and an audacious arch that holds the choir. The whole building was built in granite, including Gothic pinnacles and chimeric gargoyles decorating its external sides and apse.

 

BIBLIOGRAFÍA

Cordero Alvarado, Pedro. Cáceres en sus escudos y monumentos. Ed. García Plata S.A. 1991

García Mogollón, Florencio-Javier. Los Monumentos Religiosos de Cáceres, Ciudad Patrimonio de la Humanidad. Plan de Excelencia Turística del Excmo. Ayto. de Cáceres. 2005


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