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GetCOO | Iglesia de Santa Isabel de Portugal

Iglesia de Santa Isabel de Portugal

In 1678 the Council of the Kingdom of Aragon decides to erect a temple in honour of Santa Isabel de Portugal. After reaching an agreement with the Teatine fathers (or Cayetanos, thus its other name), in 1681 the work begins on the plot of land, which the latter have reserved for their convent. Santa Isabel, Infanta of Aragon, daughter of Pedro II and Married to king Dionis of Portugal, had been canonised in 1625 and her cult soon took root in the whole region.The typology of this church, with respect to ground plan and interior distribution, follows the model of san Cayetano in Madrid. This, in turn, repeats models from Rome, thus the relationship always mentioned between the Italian Baroque