Surrounded by mudejar churches, San Luis is paradoxically one of the finest baroque churches in Europe.

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San Luis

Surrounded by mudejar churches, San Luis is paradoxically one of the finest baroque churches in Europe.

 

San Luis The construction of San Luis de los Franceses, built for the noviciate of the Jesuits, was started in 1699 and completed in 1731, when Felipe V had his court in Seville (1729-1733). Situated in the street previously known as Calle Real (Royal Street) along which monarchs traditionally entered the city and surrounded by Mudejar churches, San Luis is paradoxically one of the finest baroque churches in Europe. A perfect work, all its elements combine to make up a rounded whole. The Church is a mystical, luminous and colourful exaltation to the Society of Jesus.
San Luis The church was designed by Leonardo de Figueroa. The church's layout is in the shape of a Greek cross with its arms ending in semi-circles. The cupola, the central element of the church, symbolises Heavenly Glory and conveys the idea of eternity. The cupola is decorated with architectural paintings by Lucas Valdés which augment the impression of height. Also depicted are various Judaist motifs. At its base, there are various figures with signs which describe the virtues of a devout religious person: humility, mercy, obedience… The main altarpiece, made by Pedro Duque Cornejo in 1730, includes figures and decorations carried out in various artistic formats: paintings, sculptures, mirrors, reliquaries, and other ornamental motifs.

 

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