San Juan de Ávila, Alcalá de Henares

The Church of Saint John of Ávila (Spanish: Iglesia de San Juan de Ávila) is a Roman Catholic parish church located in a modern neighbourhood of Alcalá de Henares, Spain.

The current temple was built in brickwork by Uruguayan engineer-architect Eladio Dieste; the dimensions of walls and roofs are very slim, thanks to reinforced ceramics.[1][2]

It is dedicated to saint John of Ávila.[3]

It is interesting to point out that, originally, this church was going to be built in Uruguay (Our Lady of Lourdes Church in Malvín); as the economic situation made this impossible, only the apse was built.[4]

Iglesia de San Juan de Ávila
San Juan de Ávila (Alcalá de Henares)
Religion
AffiliationRoman Catholic
Ecclesiastical or organizational statusParish church
Location
LocationAlcalá de Henares,  Spain
Architecture
Architect(s)Eladio Dieste
TypeChurch

References

  1. ^ Structural calculations of San Juan de Ávila ‹See Tfd›(in Spanish)
  2. ^ Geometry of San Juan de Ávila ‹See Tfd›(in Spanish)
  3. ^ Parish of St. John of Avila ‹See Tfd›(in Spanish)
  4. ^ Uruguayan design, built in Spain ‹See Tfd›(in Spanish)

External links

Coordinates: 40°29′35″N 3°22′37″W / 40.4930°N 3.3769°W

Iglesia de Nuestra Señora de Lourdes

The Church of Our Lady of Lourdes (Spanish: Iglesia de Nuestra Señora de Lourdes) is a Roman Catholic parish church located in the neighbourhood of Malvín, Montevideo, Uruguay.The parish was established on 4 February 1934 by Archbishop Juan Francisco Aragone. The temple is dedicated to Our Lady of Lourdes.There was a project in the 1960s to build a bigger, modern church in this place. Eladio Dieste designed the reinforced ceramic building, but only the apse was built. Curiously, the project was built instead in Spain: the parish church of San Juan de Ávila, Alcalá de Henares.

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