Chapel of the Sagrario de San Mateo

14900 Lucena (Córdoba)
Inside the temple of San Mateo stands out the magnificent chapel of the Sagrario, built between 1740 and 1772 on traces of the local architect Leonardo Antonio de Castro and considered one of the jewels of the Cordovan baroque, and one of the most important sculptural works of the Baroque Andalusian. It presents a masterful cover of black, red and white jasper, made by the famous master Juan del Pino Ascanio, native of this city. The Chapel has an octagonal plan and in its elevation there are four robust pillars, which, like pilasters, support four spandrels. The masters Jerónimo and Acisclo Ramírez de Quero directed the works, while the ornate decorative plan of the whole, replete with Eucharistic symbols, doctors of the Church, saints related to the devotion to the Blessed Sacrament, ornamental elements of a vegetal or geometric character, mirrors, It was entrusted to the local sculptor Pedro de Mena y Gutiérrez, who also carved the great tabernacle that stands in the center of the chapel.

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Inside the temple of San Mateo stands out the magnificent chapel of the Sagrario, built between 1740 and 1772 on traces of the local architect Leonardo Antonio de Castro and considered one of the jewels of the Cordovan baroque, and one of the most important sculptural works of the Baroque Andalusian. It presents a masterful cover of black, red and white jasper, made by the famous master Juan del Pino Ascanio, native of this city. The Chapel has an octagonal plan and in its elevation there are four robust pillars, which, like pilasters, support four spandrels. The masters Jerónimo and Acisclo Ramírez de Quero directed the works, while the ornate decorative plan of the whole, replete with Eucharistic symbols, doctors of the Church, saints related to the devotion to the Blessed Sacrament, ornamental elements of a vegetal or geometric character, mirrors, It was entrusted to the local sculptor Pedro de Mena y Gutiérrez, who also carved the great tabernacle that stands in the center of the chapel.

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14900 Lucena (Córdoba)

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