Iglesia de San Vicente Martir (Church of Saint Vicente Martir), San Sebastian
Construction of Saint Vicente Martir Church began in 1507. The project was directed by master stonemasons Miguel de Santa Celay and Juan de Urrutia. The church has a rectangular floor plan. It has three naves. Following ogival styles, the center nave is taller. The four rose windows are paired equally. The portico is Baroque style.
On the south exterior, there is a sentry box with firing loopholes. There are more loopholes in the sea-facing facade, giving a defensive, fortified look to the structure. Inside, cylindrical pillars with plant decorations adorn the capitals, pointed arches, and ribbed vaults.
The 16th-century Romanesque altarpiece, one of the highlights inside the church, was made by sculptor Ambrosio de Bengoechea in collaboration with Juanes de Iriarte. Two 18th-century works of San Sebastian sculptor Filipe de Arizmendi, "Medallion of Souls" and "Ecce Homo" ("Behold the Man"), are at the back of the church.
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Iglesia de San Vicente Martir (Church of Saint Vicente Martir) on Map
Sight Location: San Sebastian, Spain (See walking tours in San Sebastian)
Sight Type: Religious
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