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Columns of the Synagogue-Church of Santa Cruz

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Columns of the Synagogue-Church of Santa Cruz


Basic Information

Location Sevilla, Spain
Country Spain
City Sevilla
Address Sevilla, Spain

General Information

Open to visitors no
Need appointment no
Handicap accessibility no
Geographical Coordinates 37.3789,-5.9922


<pAfter the slaughter in 1391 of over four thousand Jews at the hands of Sevillians driven on by the Archdeacon of Écija, there were barely any Jews left in Seville The synagogue gradually stopped being used and after the expulsion of the Jews from Spain ordered by the Catholic Monarchs the synagogue was converted into a Christian church under the dedication of Santa Cruz.</p>

The architecture of this temple rested on four unequal columns. With the destruction of the temple the Church of Santa Cruz ended up setting up on Mateos Gago street and the columns were moved to the Jardín de la Aclimatación, near the Delicias gardens. This site was bought by Antonio de Orléans, the Duke of Montpensier, to annex it to the gardens of the Palace of San Telmo

After the purchase in 1926 of part of the palace gardens to construct pavilions of the Iberoamerican Exhibition of 1929, La Rábida was opened and the current wall of the gardens was put up. In this way the columns were framed in the Access nearest the Chile Pavilion of the current San Telmo Gardens.

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