Church of San Vicente San Sebastian

Church of San Vicente San Sebastian and stained glass

The church of San Vicente was the predecessor of the current under the name of San Salvador and was built probably in Romanesque style over the last years of the twelfth century. Among the parishioners who welcomed their ships highlighted the very important group in the village resident Gascon.

The present Church of S. Vicente was rebuilt between 1489 and 1574 after being hit by fire (1489?). The design and construction of the new church were commissioned in 1507 by master architect Miguel de Santa Celay and Juan de Urrutia.

It is late Gothic, three naves, the tallest center-aligned cruising the aisles, octagonal apse, inside vaults supported by columns with circular core and exterior columns attached by powerful buttresses and flying buttresses. His original plan was never fully developed, as evidenced by the unfinished north end wall. Subsequent construction were the Baroque portal (Sunday Zaldivar, 1619), the sacristy (Juan de Umbarambe, 1666) and the staircase of the choir (1784).
Larger altarpiece S. Vicente (1586), Ambrosio de Bengoechea work with the collaboration of Juan de Iriarte. It consists of a stone pedestal on which stands a bank of five panels depicting scenes from the Passion. It can be seen on a frieze on the same subject. Above the altar is set it vertically into seven zones (four blocks and two grooves), occupying the central images of Salvador, San Vicente, San Sebastian and the Ascension. Is divided horizontally into three parts and attic, surmounted by a Calvary.

Nineteenth century the towers (Echeveste, 1856) and organ (Cavaillé-Coll, 1868, expanded in 1893). In 1892 he added on the eastern side an octagonal baptistery and closed the southern entrance atrium and forming gates in the new closures. In 1923 he opened four rosettes on the walls on account of a legacy of the Duke of Mandas.

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