Capilla de San Juan Evangelista

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The Capilla de San Juan Evangelista (or Chapel of St John the Evangelist) belonged to the former University of Baeza. Built at the end of the 16th century, it has a single nave with a half-barrel vault and a square, octagonal tower at the top. The façade is of ashlar masonry with Baroque decoration, and the south doorway, the main entrance to the building, is the most outstanding feature, consisting of an elegant semicircular arch between Corinthian columns. Above this, three circular windows open up to provide light for the choir loft. The west doorway is also semicircular, with a corbel in the keystone and a diamond-embellished transept. Inside there is a chapel with a semicircular arch in which lie the remains of Canon Pedro Fernández de Córdoba, one of the great promoters of the University of Baeza, who is represented by a marble statue.

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C/ San Juan de Ávila 23440 Baeza, Jaén