San Cipriano, Toledo

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San Cipriano, Toledo

The Church of San Cipriano is a church located in Toledo, Castilla-La Mancha, Spain. It is cited in 1125 as a Latin parish, although it is thought that it could have originally been mosque,[1] based upon its layout and a preceding courtyard, which was later used as a cemetery.

One of the first churches in Toledo, it had a free-standing tower of Umayyad architecture. It has a square base and a masonry body a pointed round arch on each side of the tower, framed with a Moorish panel, and brickwork for the corners and rows. When the [2]

Between 1612 and 1613, the church was rebuilt by Juan Bautista Monegro, based upon the design by Juan de Orduña and at the expense of Don Carlos Venero y Leyba, canon of Toledo.[citation needed] The original building, in bad disrepair, was razed, except for the medieval tower, which is not attached to the church building.[2] The new building is larger, with a longer main chapel, the addition of two sacristy rooms. The city gave Don Carlos Venero an alley that was attached to the main chapel. Two chapels were opened at the beginning of the nave. The one on the side of the epistle has a private sacristy. In 1662, a room dedicated to Virgin of Hope of Macarena was built off the main chapel. It had retablos, ornaments and rent for its chaplains.

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  1. ^ abc (newspaper). "The ten lesser known churches of Toledo". 
  2. ^ a b "The Tower of San Cipriano". Patronato Municipal de Turismo. Ayuntamiento de Toledo. Retrieved March 1, 2017. 

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