Thursday, September 13, 2012

Jaén Cathedral - Spain

Some time ago i added this card to my favorites wall, in the PC site. A few days later Juan asked me if i'd like to received the card, and of course, i said yes. I didn't have this cathedral in my collection and it's my 1st card from Jaén, a city in south-central Spain.

This cathedral is an example of the Andalusian Renaissance.
The cathedral is home the Holy Veil, which according to tradition was used by Saint Veronica to wash Christ’s face.

 Photo by Jesus Gomez
The cathedral is dedicated to the Assumption of the Virgin and was built on the site of the old mosque in the time of Ferdinand III the Saint. However in the 15th century, the Gothic shrine was built to hold the Holy Veil or Sudarium, which became the object of pilgrimages to the site. The church was refurbished by Andrés de Vandelvira in the 16th century, when it assumed a marked Renaissance style. It has been declared a Historic-Artistic Monument. The Baroque façade is the work of Eufrasio López de Rojas. On the inside there are 17 chapels, of which the largest was decorated by Juan de Aranda in the 17th century. - in:

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