badajoz, cathedral of st johnan baptis

CATHEDRAL OF ST JOHN

The city was conquered in 1230 by Alfonso IX of León, it passed into Christian hands and according to the custom, on the first mosque, the new Christian church or catedrale was built. Taking advantage of the remains of the Muslim oratory enabled the first cathedral of Badajoz, known as Santa Maria de la Se.

As the city became populated and expanded, the construction of another temple according to its category was considered. The first works began in 1240, although the real impulse was not given until the reign of Alfonso X the Wise. For various reasons, the works were not completed until the end of the 16th century.

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Late Gothic, it has three naves (the highest power station), a transept and head, highlighting its High Altar, a remarkable work of Churrigueresque. It is presided over by an image of the Baptist and another of the Immaculate Conception. Pillars and capitals adorn profusely with varied motifs, all being protected by an extraordinary wrought fence.

From the cruise hangs an imposing lamp in bronze, unique in Spain.

The closed choir kept similar grid is situated in the middle of the central nave, blinding the panoramic view of its structure. However, it is unique for the beauty of its sizes, with 43 chairs in the Alto Coro and 36 in the Bajo. It is one of the best in Spain and is crowned by an extraordinary organ.

The side chapels stand out for their beautiful altarpieces, especially that of Our Lady of Antigua and that of Baptism. The sacristy has a magnificent collection of Flemish tapestries.

 

Gótico tardio, conta com três naves (a central mas alta), cruzeiro e cabeceira, destacando seu Altar Maior, notável obra do churrigueresco. Presidem-no uma imagem do Bautista e outra da Imaculada. Pilares e capitéis o enfeitam profusamente com motivos variados, estando tudo protegido por uma extraordinária grade forjada. Gótico tardio, conta com três naves (a central mas alta), cruzeiro e cabeceira, destacando seu Altar Maior, notável obra do churrigueresco. Presidem-no uma imagem do Bautista e outra da Imaculada. Pilares e capitéis o enfeitam profusamente com motivos variados, estando tudo protegido por uma extraordinária grade forjada.

The tower adorned with plateresque windows, has a square base measuring 14 meters on the side and 41 meters high, crowned by a large bell tower and topped by spectacular battlements.

The cloister was built between 1509 and 1520, replacing a smaller one. It is modest, but coquettish and luminous. Inside, a simple garden guarded by small orange trees and in its center, a well built on a large cistern.

The Chapel of the Christ, has a magnificent Baroque altarpiece presided over by a beautiful crucified. In one of its angles, a splendid marble mausoleum, houses the remains of General Menacho, mortally wounded in the Badajoz site.

The Diocesan Museum keeps excellent works of art, among which are several paintings by Luis de Morales, the Divine. It also has the best collection in Spain of Filipino ivories, miniatures of the 15th century, and a beautiful alabaster relief of Settignano from the 15th century.
     

 

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Gótico tardio, conta com três naves (a central mas alta), cruzeiro e cabeceira, destacando seu Altar Maior, notável obra do churrigueresco. Presidem-no uma imagem do Bautista e outra da Imaculada. Pilares e capitéis o enfeitam profusamente com motivos variados, estando tudo protegido por uma extraordinária grade forjada.

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After the conquest, Fray Pedro Pérez was named bishop, who, in a Synod, decided to build a temple that would be dedicated to San Juan el Bautista. In 1275 the building already had its Main Chapel and the three of its naves. The continuous wars with Portugal, interrupted the construction repeatedly and in some cases this work, is partly destroyed for that reason. Halfway through the sixteenth century the lateral chapels are completed, on another previous one the cloister rises that we know today and its crenellated and majestic tower is completed. Already in the seventeenth century, it is enriched internally and externally and the magnificent stalls of its choir are completed.

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In May 1383, the royal liaison of D. Juan I de Castilla and Dª Beatriz, heiress of the Portuguese crown, took place in the temple. The cathedral and the city were extraordinarily decorated for this event, in which all the Castilian and Portuguese nobility were present. Among the kings who visited it, Philip II, who marched to take possession of the kingdom of Portugal, Cardinal Enriquez died. It was May 21, 1580 and the chronicles indicate that the luminaries were placed on the battlements, and that during several days there were great festivities in Badajoz.
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Gótico tardio, conta com três naves (a central mas alta), cruzeiro e cabeceira, destacando seu Altar Maior, notável obra do churrigueresco. Presidem-no uma imagem do Bautista e outra da Imaculada. Pilares e capitéis o enfeitam profusamente com motivos variados, estando tudo protegido por uma extraordinária grade forjada.
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