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Iglesia de San Jorge Mártir

San Jorge Mártir Church


1992-93

Palos de la Frontera /  Iglesia de San Jorge Mártir

Description

In the church, we found two azulejos with a relation to the discovery of America (click on the photo for a readable large photo):

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Annotation

Outside the church, an azulejo sign explains the role of this church in the discovery of America:

"La Iglesia de San Jorge Martir edificio de estilo gotico mudejar, construido a comienzos del siglo XV por los Condes de Miranda sobre un templo anterior, es sin duda una de los lugares Colombinos por excelencia testigo excepcional de la gestacion del descubrimiento de America. En ella se desarrollaron los mas entrañables episodios de la misma. En la madrugada del 3 de Agusto, despues de haber orado y comulgado como culminacion de los actos celebrados en honor de Nuestra Señora de los Milagros, patrona de Palos. Cuya festividad se conmemoraba. Los Marinos Palermos salieron de la iglesia de San Jorge, por la puerta mudejar llamada de los novios, hacia el embarcadero."

Translation: "The Church of Saint George Martyr, building of gothic mudéjar style, built a the beginning of the 15th Century by the Counts of Miranda over a former temple, is without any doubt one of Columbus's places by excellence and an exceptional witness of the gestation of the discovery of America. In it were developed its most dearly loved episodes. At down of August 3, after having prayed and received communion as the culmination of the acts held in honor of Our Lady of the Miracles, patron saint of Palos. Whose festivity was then commemorated. The Palos's Sailors left the church of Saint George, through the mudéjar door called of the bride and groom, towards the pier."

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Location (N 37°13'50" - W 6°53'31")

Item Code: esan019; Photograph: 9 March 2002
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