Iglesia de Santa Eufemia - Ourense, SP
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member razalas
N 42° 20.198 W 007° 51.871
29T E 593541 N 4687777
Quick Description: Roman Catholic Church dedicated to St Euphemia in the city of Ourence.
Location: Galicia, Spain
Date Posted: 7/26/2020 4:34:24 PM
Waymark Code: WM12WHY
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member prussel
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Iglesia de Santa Eufemia


"Originally belonging to a former Jesuit school, since 1767 it is part of the diocese as a parish church, coinciding with the expulsion of the religious order from Spain. Its façade, made by Brother Plácido Iglesias, is an archetype of Galician Baroque, combining sumptuousness, the use of curved lines and the play of light with the most typical details of Galician art: the use of granite, the giant order of columns, pinnacles or pediments with cross. Especially striking is its concave shape, a possible resource for greater monumentality despite the narrowness of the street, as St Euphemia’s Square is modern and subsequent to the church.
The works began in the mid-17th century by private foundation, but its façade was not completed until a century later. Vaults and dome are from the 19th century and in the 20th century the church is completed with the sculpture that adorns the central niche, the statue of St Euphemia, head of the parish and a saint of great devotion in the city. The figure was designed by Xosé Cid and dates from 1985, while the bell tower is from 1989. After the Cathedral, it is the second largest church of Ourense.
The interior, very austere, has a Latin cross floor with three longitudinal naves, being lower the ones on the sides. A large Baroque altar presides over the church with the Christ of Hope in the centre (18th century).
The annex building on the right was built as a school for grammar studies; it has later been a secondary school, a museum, a seminary and currently a priestly residence."

Retrieved from the official tourism website of the Region:https://www.turismodeourense.gal/



Style: Baroque

Type of building (structure): Large religious building (church, monastery, synagogue...)

Date of origin:: 1650

Web site of the object (if exists): [Web Link]

Address:
Ourence, SP


Architect(s): Not listed

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