YEAR CONSTRUCTION: 1906
LOCATION: Plaza de San Rafael, 8, 14001 Córdoba
INTERIOR: Example of great originality for combining a longitudinal and circular space, it presents the last neoclassicist facade that is erected in Córdoba. It houses, in turn, high-quality works such as the image of the archangel made in 1735 and canvases of the Cordoban painter and biographer Acisclo Antonio Palomino of the 18th century.
The interior of the church divides three naves by means of double-pointed arches, which are loaded on large pillars of quadrangular section. The cruise is crowned with a barrel vault. On the main altar, a baldachin houses the image of the owner.
HISTORICAL REVIEW: a minor basilica of the San Rafael Oath is a Catholic temple in the city of Córdoba, Spain, which holds the rank of a minor basilica. It rises in the place where it is believed that the archangel San Rafael appeared to Father Roelas in 1578, vowing to guard the city.
At the end of the 18th century, a popular subscription was opened to finance the works of the temple designed by Vicente López Cardera to finally be consecrated in 1806. Canonical headquarters of the University Brotherhood (Córdoba) and the Brotherhood of San Rafael, Custodio of Córdoba.