The Church of San Gil and Santa Ana is located at Calle Santa Ana,1, beside the Plaza Nueva. The church is a Mudejar style church that was started in 1537 under the direction of the architect Diego de Siloe, one of the best Andalusian architects of that time. There used to be a mezquita here but the only thing conserved is its tower made of brick and decorated with tile. The tower has four windows in its façade.

There is one main nave and there are five chapels on each side of the nave. The ceiling is Mudejar and is elaborately decorated in wood. There are wonderful sculptures such as the Dolorosa created by Jose de Mora in 1671 and the Calvary by Diego de Aranda. There are paintings from the 16th and 17th centuries. The Sacristy has a goblet created by Francisco Tellez in 1568 and a Crucifix by Juan de Mena.

The façade was created by Sebastian de Alcantara in 1542 and finished in 1547 by his son Juan de Alcantara. The sculptures on the façade were the work of Diego de Aranda. The style of the façade is Renaissance and it has an arch that is flanked by Corinthian columns. Above this are three niches with sculptures and over this is a medallion of the Virgin and Child. And above this is the coat of arms of Archbishop Niño de Guevara.

The church was declared a National Monument in 1931.

 

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