miércoles, 8 de julio de 2009

Parish Church Of San Juan Bautista

After I show the Arco de San Juan, and the hotel that bears his name, now the church that gives its name to the neighborhood.
This church may be officially considered as the first parish of Murcia because it was, at least from 1248, when Fernando III donated it to Order of Santiago. The church was called San Juan del Real until the end of 18th century when the Count of Floridablanca, who lived in a palace next to the plaza, changed the name to San Juan Bautista (St. John the Baptist) Because he was a devout admirer of this Saint.
In the interior the red marble shrine is noteworthy which houses the image of the owner, a work by Antonio Dupart. The church also has sculptures by Salzillo, Porcel and Sánchez-Lozano.

1 comentario:

Leif Hagen dijo...

Heavenly fotos! You're blessed to have such a wonderful, old church in your city. Maybe our oldest church in suburban Eagan is from the early 1900s? Just a wild guess!