Nuestra Señora de las Angustias

On the Carrera del Genil, beside the El Corte Ingles store is the Basilica de Nuestra Señora de las Angustias. This is one of the best examples of Andalusian Baroque. The church was built between 1663 and 1671 and the architect was Juan Luis Ortega. The entrance to the church is flanked by two towers with spires. The ceiling and the sides of the church are very Baroque. The Baroque altarpiece is very beautiful and elaborate and the main retable is made of jasper and was finished in 1760 and is in the Churrigueresque style. There is a magnificent dome on top of the altar. Nuestra Señora de las Angustias is the patron saint of Granada and the church has many sculptures by famous artists that include Risueño, Jose de Mora, and Pablo de Rojas. In the last Sunday in September, there is a procession dedicated to the Virgin. A few days before they cover the façade of the church with flowers. This church is a favorite for weddings of the wealthy middle classes.

 

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