Iglesia de San Juan de la Cruz (Church of San Juan de la Cruz), Valencia

Iglesia de San Juan de la Cruz (Church of San Juan de la Cruz), Valencia

Church of San Juan de la Cruz is a beautiful example of a Renaissance church. While it may not at first have the visual impact of other imposing buildings, it should not be ignored. The architecture is simple and elegant. There is a large vaulted ceiling held up by spiral columns.

The church was built in the early 17th century with additional rococo interior embellishment added in the 18th century by Hipolito Rovira who studied in Italy and was influenced by the art work there. Hipolito Rovira also worked on several churches in Valencia, but his stucco work in this church is magnificent.

There are two side chapels in the church, one belonging to the Fisherman’s Guild of Valencia, and is really a must see. The paintings and other works of art alone are worth the visit, even for those not enamored with the religious or architectural aspects of the building.

Mass is held at 7:30 pm Monday-Saturday, and at noon on Sunday.

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Iglesia de San Juan de la Cruz (Church of San Juan de la Cruz) on Map

Sight Name: Iglesia de San Juan de la Cruz (Church of San Juan de la Cruz)
Sight Location: Valencia, Spain (See walking tours in Valencia)
Sight Type: Religious
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