Plaza del Salvador

sights / Squares & plazas

Lonely Planet review

This plaza, which has a few popular bars, was once the forum of Roman Hispalis. It's dominated by the Parroquia del Divino Salvador , a big baroque church built between 1674 and 1712 on the site of Muslim Ishbiliya's main mosque. The interior reveals a fantastic richness of carving and gilding. At sunset, colour from stained-glass windows plays on the carvings to enhance their surreal beauty.