The building of this basilica occupies a traditional religious place in the city, as before this church there were another two. Construction of the present temple started in 1743, carrying on the project begun by the architects Pedro Ignacio de Lizardi and Miguel de Salezan. Basílica de Santa María del Coro consists of an open area, typical of Basque churches, with three naves of equal height covered by ribbed vaults constructed in 1771. In the interior the juxtaposition of the altarpiece and the laterals is striking. Access to the church is through a lateral in the form of a niche, richly decorated with two towers, and perhaps the building's most outstanding feature. Furthermore, the portal is perfectly integrated into the urban setting as a feature at the end of the city's main street.
Attractions & Landmarks, Religious