The Church of El Salvador

El Salvador Church was finished in 1697 during the ministry of Alonso de Molina Duran as parish priest. In 1776, following the purchase of three adjacent houses, the church was enlarged according to master builder, Juan Lechuga's plans.

The Church of El Salvador
The Church of El Salvador

Construction of the Church

The church is constructed as a three naved cross, the central area covered with wooden framework formed of paired braces, the sides featuring vaulted edges at the ends with half barrel vaults, with windows in the remainder.

The Church’s Design

The exterior features a four sided bell tower built in 1724, although later reformed. The interior is notable for the Granadine frescoes (end of C. XVIII) decorating the Evangeline nave, and the contemporary mural of the annunciation, executed by the Axarquian painter Francisco Hernandez.

As you leave the Church of El Salvador, head straight on and then turn to the right and you will find yourself at the Balcon de Europa.

Images of the Church of El Salvador

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Church of El Salvador picture gallery.