Chapel of Las Nieves
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The Chapel of Nuestra Señora de Las Nieves stands in Calle de Reyes Católicos, formerly known as Andrín. It was built in the 16th century as part of the last will and testament of the Vicereine of Sicily, María Dávila, on the site that was once home to one of the town’s synagogues: the so-called Synagogue of Belforad. Popular tradition kept the name of ‘Rabbi’s House’ for the residence that was located in Callejón de las Nieves.
It has a quadrangular layout and is built in transitional Gothic style with granite ashlar work. Entry is from the north through a renaissance door and the belfry stands on the northeast corner, flanked by cones finished off with spheres, a form of decoration that was typical at the time.
The interior has a single central nave and a small chapel. The ceiling is a Gothic vault with intermediate ribs and circular curved timberwork and its main work of art is a magnificent relief in alabaster by Juan Rodríguez and Lucas Giraldo (16th century).