San Vicente Church

San Juan Kalea, 15, 20003 Donostia, Gipuzkoa, Spain

Simona Bertolaso

Donostia

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Description

Lording it over the Parte Vieja, this striking church is thought to be the oldest building in San Sebastián. Its origins date to the 12th century, but it was rebuilt in its current Gothic form in the early 1500s. Its interior is home to a very fine Romanesque altarpiece, the work of Ambrosio de Bengoechea and Juan de Iriarte.
Sharing the limelight is the 1868 French organ by Cavaille-Coll and impressive stained glass windows.
On one side of the facade is the sculpture of the “Pietà” by the artist Jorge Oteiza. People christened in San Vicente are known as “koxkeros” for the stones protruding from the church (koxka in Basque).

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