Churches in ANTEQUERA
Church of El Carmen
The Church of El Carmen was built in the late 16th century, and is one of the most important monuments in Antequera. It is distinct for its huge intricately carved wooden altarpiece, which is an outstanding example of Antequeran baroque art.
There are several independent side chapels, all intricately decorated with sculptures and paintings. One, in particular, has a donated 15th century polychrome image of the Virgin of Succour.
Convent of La Trinidad
Church of San Juan
Convent of Belén
Church of los Remedios
Church of San Sebastian
The Alcazaba looks down on Calle Don Infante, which today features many banks, shops, and cafés. At the south end of Infante lies the Plaza San Sebastián, with its central fountain and the famous Collegiate Church of San Sebastián.
The Collegiate institution was transferred here from the Collegiate in plaza Santa María, in the late 17th century.
Building on the church began in the mid 16th century, and it was not completed until the 18th century, resulting in a combination of artistic styles.
The front of the church was built by architect Diego de Vergara in Renaissance style. The tower was later constructed by architect Andrés Burgueño, following the Baroque-Mudejar style with skillful interlacing of brickwork, overlaid with pilasters and cornices. The spire is glazed ceramic, making for a unique and splendid tower crowned by a distinctive weathercock. Most of the interior was rebuilt in the 18th century in a mostly neo-classical style, notably in the dome and high chapel.
Particular features of the interior are the high enclosed wood choir stalls, the two baroque organs, and fine sculptures and paintings.