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Church of San Francisco Javier

The ensemble it forms part of presides over a large space in the centre of the monumental zone of Cáceres.

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Location and Contact:

Plaza de San Jorge
10003 Cáceres , Cáceres (Extremadura)

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Opening times

Every day from 10 am to 2 pm and 4:30 pm to 7:30 pm.

  • The ensemble it forms part of presides over a large space in the centre of the monumental zone of Cáceres.

    Constructed in Baroque style by the Society of Jesus in the 18th century, next to a school, they form a monumental group which presides over a large space in the historic centre of the capital city of Cáceres.

    On the main façade, under a semicircular arch and inside a niche, is the image of the saint who lends the church his name. It is flanked by two quadrangular towers finished in pyramidal shape.

    Inside it you will discover a single nave with side chapels. But the thing that is bound to catch your attention is the main altarpiece, as a canvas representing the famous "miracle of the crab" has been placed between its two Corinthian columns.

     

  • Origin:
  • 18th century
  • Construction:
  • Church
  • Art period:
  • Baroque
  • Period in history:
  • 18th century

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