Through Flores de Negrón street you can access one of the oldest neighbourhoods of the city “el barrio de Santiago”, a possible suburb of the splendour of the Jewish Lucena. The parochial church of Santiago of gothic-Renaissance style began in 1503 and traditionally was considered like the old Jewish synagogue, but possibly in its construction the materials of the then recently demolished old temple of San Mateo, old synagogue and mosque were reused.
Today, decorated in harmony with the Mudejar style like the rest of the temple, el Cristo de la Columna (the Christ tied to the Column) is venerated in it, work of the famous sculptor Pedro Roldán, of Seville, made in the 17th century.
Passed the parish church of Santiago, we entered the Llano de la Tinajerías, place where most of the potteries and storage jars of Lucena were concentrated. There you can visit some craft potteries, whose tradition is lost in time.
Barrio de Santiago