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“Beautiful Church”

Parroquia de Santiago El Mayor
Ranked #74 of 161 things to do in Zaragoza
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Reviewed October 22, 2012

The Church of Santiago is the only thing that has been preserved of the old Dominican Convent of San Ildefonso. The old convent was abandoned in 1835 because of the Law of Mendizabal when the government expropriated it. The church was constructed between 1625 and 1661 by Felipe de Busignac y Borbon, the architect who had worked on the Palacio de Arguillo. This church is big and has two short towers that were lengthened by Chueca Goitia in 1670. There is a cupola that is located at the crossing, and this dates to 1860 after the older one was destroyed by lightning. The large interior has the Italian Baroque style with one nave and crossing, with chapels between the buttresses and the style follows the Jesuit mold. The decoration is a combination of Baroque and Mudejar, with stars and geometric designs on the ceiling and cupola. There is a sepulcher of Cardinal Jeronimo Javierre dating to 1610.

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