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Church of San Francisco

The church of San Francisco, built at the end of the 17th century as part of the disappeared convent of San Francisco, was originally known as the church of El Salvador. This conventual baroque temple has a single nave with four bays, transept and rectangular chancel. The main altarpiece and the chapel of the Immaculate Conception are the only elements that retain their original appearance.

The building is located in the Rasillo de San Francisco, where the old citadel of Calahorra and the medieval castle used to be. Its facade, made of masonry chained with brick, is of conventual baroque style with three sections, with a niche in the central street containing the image of San Salvador. The interior is covered with a vault of lunettes and a dome on pendentives in the transept. The Chapel of the Immaculate Conception, associated with the guild of tailors during the 18th century, stands out. Currently, the building houses the Permanent Exhibition of Easter Week floats.


  • Address
    C. Rasil San Francisco, Calahorra, La Rioja
  • Web
  • Visiting Hours
    Saturdays, Sundays and holidays: from 11:00 a.m. to 13:30
  • What to see
    Holy Week Imaginery

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