Bayarcal (Almeria)

What to see in Bayarcal


Church of Saint Francis Xavier

Bayarcal (Almeria)
This is a Mudejar style church that was completely rebuilt after being burned during the Moorish rebellion in 1568. The dedication to Saint Francis Xavier seems to be an acknowledgement of the presence of people from Navarre, when the town was repopulated after the expulsion of the Moorish.

Inside the church there is an interesting altarpiece from the 16th century and beautiful Baroque carvings from Alonso Cano's Granada school. These include the town's patron saint, Saint Francis Xavier, and the Immaculate Conception.

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