Culture and traditions

Co-cathedral of San Nicolás – Alicante

The Co-cathedral of San Nicolás de Bari is in the Abad Penalv Squareto, in the historic center of Alicante, very close to the Calle Mayor. Share title with the Cathedral of Orihuela.

This sober building was designed by Agustín Bernardino, a disciple of Juan de Herrera, and built between the 17th and 18th centuries, on the site where there was before a medieval church.

Herrerian style, with Latin cross plan and six intercommunicated side chapels and seven chapels in the apse. The set is chaired by an imposing 45-meter high Doric dome.

Treasures numerous works of art, highlighting the Chapel of the Communion, in baroque style, chaired by an altarpiece of the Annunciation carved in marble. Besides of Cloister, where some blacksmiths of the 18th century are the protagonists.

The Chapel of St. Nicholas of Bari, Patron of the city of Alicante, is in the center of the apse. It is covered with carved and gilded wood panels in baroque style. Opposite, in the center of the Presbytery, is the Baldachin, made in alabaster, jasper and Alicante marble.

Schedule Visiting: Monday to Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. and from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., Saturdays and Sundays from 8:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. and from 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. worship schedule.

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