It deserves a visit, not only for its spectacular Baroque interiors, but also during the patron saint celebrations.
House of the city's patron saint.
The Co-Cathedral of San Nicolás de Bari, the city's patron saint, is easily recognised by the sober lines of its late-Renaissance façade, which hide an impressive Baroque interior, in particular the Comunion Chapel, decorated with stucco and marble, and an older cloister (15th century), built on the ruins of an old mosque. Its 45 metre dome is an attraction in its own right for the visitor who comes to plaza Abad Penalba, where the church is. But if you would like to see more than architecture, you must go to the traditional celebrations to honour the patron saint, Saint Nicholas of Bari, held in early December, when a live figure rides through the old city streets giving sweeties to the children and greeting the Moors and Christians as they parade, which takes place on the same day.
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