San Juan de Dios Church

 

San Juan de Dios Church is located at Calle Infante Don Fernando, 67. The Order of the Padres Hospitalarios de San Juan de Dios arrived in Antequera in the second half of the 17th century and the church was started then and finished in the end of the 18th century. They also constructed an adjacent hospital, that was closed in 1999. The church used stone from the ruins of the Roman city of Singilia Barba. There is a sacristy that has two large lunette paintings of Christ. There are also 14 small paintings, each one of a different saint. There are plaster moldings all over the room that are rich in design. The interior of the church is one of the gems of the Baroque Andaluz because of the very rich decoration with white plaster moldings with designs of vegetables, plants, animals, and angels. The cupola is very high and amazingly filled with the plaster designs, a very impressive design. The main altar has a beautiful sculpture of the Immaculate Virgin, flanked by statues of San Joaquin and Santa Ana. There are many paintings that show the life of San Juan de Dios.

Hours:

Tuesday to Saturday: 9:30 to 14:00 and 16:00 to 18:00h.

Sunday: 9:30 to 14:00h.