Church of the Magdalene (Jaen)

Church of the Magdalene (Jaen)


The Church of the Magdalene is one of the oldest in the city. It was built over a mosque during the 16th century. In turn, that mosque had been built over the temple of an ancient cult.

From the mosque, founded in the 8th century by Abderramán II, its four naves and its patio are still preserved, as well as the pond that was used for ablutions and the minaret.

Its facade is in the Elizabethan Gothic style, and the image of Mary Magdalene stands out. This temple was renovated on several occasions, its current image corresponding to that of the last restoration, which began in 1972.

The interior is covered by rib vaults that rest on corbels above the capitals. Said nerves, and the entire church, contain 80 dragon heads.
 
 
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