IGLESIA COLEGIAL DEL SALVADOR (SEVILLE, SPAIN).
The Collegiate Church of the Divine Savior is a Catholic temple of Seville, Andalusia, Spain. The current building was finished at the beginning of the 18th century.
A building originally from the Roman era existed in this area.
The mosque of Ibn Adabbás was built between 829 and 830. It was the largest mosque in the city until in 1182 the Almohads created the main mosque. After the Reconquest of Seville in 1248, Fernando III of Castilla placed the cathedral in the old mosque of the city. Later, he Christianized the mosque of Ibn Adabbás with the invocation of the Divine Savior of the World.
In the seventeenth century the temple was very damaged by the passage of time and in 1671 it was demolished to begin its reconstruction.The design of the facades was made in 1682 by the architect of the Granada cathedral, José Granados de la Barrera. The construction of said project was entrusted to Francisco Gómez Septién, who died before finalizing them. He was succeeded in 1696 by Leonardo de Figueroa, who made the closing of the vaults, the construction of the dome and architectural decoration of the interior. These tasks were finalized in 1712.7
In the nineteenth century the legislation regarding the church changed and in 1852 this temple ceased to be a collegiate church to become a parish. Nevertheless, it has maintained the name of collegiate.
In 2003 it would be subjected to a profound restoration work, directed by the architect Fernando Mendoza Castells, which ended at the beginning of 2008 returning part of its splendor to the temple. King Juan Carlos I and Archbishop Carlos Amigo Vallejo reopened the building on October 22, 2008.
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