Portal of Church of San Gil and Santa Ana in Granada, Spain

The Renaissance façade of the Church of San Gil and Santa Ana deserves a closer look. This marvelous portal facing Plaza Nueva was designed by Sebastián de Alcántara. The entrance is flanked with fluted columns with Corinthian capitals. On top is a medallion of the Virgin with Child. Within the niches are statues of Santa Ana (center) plus María de Santiago and María de Salomé. On either side are busts of angels. All of these were crafted by Diego de Aranda. Inside are more works by this master from the Granadan school of sculpture.


Plaza de Santa Ana 1, Granada 18009


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