Igrexa de San Fructuoso - Santiago de Compostela, ES
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member razalas
N 42° 52.843 W 008° 32.795
29T E 537028 N 4747668
Quick Description: The Iglesia de San Fructuoso is located in the Historic center of the city of Santiago de Compostela, close to the Cathedral.
Location: Galicia, Spain
Date Posted: 8/28/2020 5:46:17 AM
Waymark Code: WM131VA
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member prussel
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Long Description:

Igrexa de San Fructuoso

"Known as the Church of Las Angustias de Abajo, La Real Angustia or simply San Fructuosa. This churrigueresque church was designed by Lucas Ferro Caaveiro in the 18th century. Its central ground-plan structure is dominated by a magnificent half-orange dome.

Among its sculptures, it is worth mentioning Antón Fernández o Vello's neoclassical Pietà, which dominates the high altar.

The façade is designed to be contemplated from above, either from Plaza del Obradoiro or the terrace of the Hostal de los Reyes Católicos. In a niche above the front we can see an image of Our Lady of 'Las Angustias'. On top of the upper cornice there are images of the four cardinal virtues: Prudence, Justice, Strength and Temperance. According to popular tradition, they are said to represent, with tongue in cheek, the four jacks in the Spanish pack of cards. A belfry adorned with volutes and pinnacles crowns the building."

Retrieved from the official tourism website:https://www.santiagoturismo.com

Style: Churrigueresque

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

Date of origin:: 18th century

Architect(s): Lucas Ferro Caaveiro

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

Rúa da Trindade, Santiago de Compostela, 15705

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