hercules in andujar and ubeda. footprints of hercules
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KA2 Searching for the labours of
Hercules in Andjar
This sculpture of Hercules in bronze, is a
symbol of the inmortality of the
building,that has remained alive and of
the strenght and courage of the owners to
fight the general negligence that has
favoured the loss of our rich architectonic
Hrcules in Andjar
Manuel Lopez Perez lives and works in
Andujar, where his interest in nature and art
were awakened at an early age. He uses many
different fields to explain feelings and
Sirvente de Mieres Palace A Baroque house of the XVIII century,
located in the town center. It has got
a sandstone faade. It is known as
the house of D. Francisco de Mieres y
Crdenas . Hercules, the sculpture made
by Manuel Lpez, stands on the top as a
guardian of the building.
Nowadays it has become a charming
Holy Chapel of the Saviour This free-standing chapel, the pantheon of Francisco de los Cobos, secretary
to Emperor Charles V and his chief advisor in matters of the imperial funds,
is a masterpiece by Diego de Silo; its layout embodies the full funerary
symbolism of the rotunda as an evocation of the Holy Sepulchre.
Silo's design was executed by Andrs de
Vandelvira, who crafted the entire Sacristy.
The result is a church that stands comparison
with the finest Italian Renaissance architecture.
Holy Chapel of the Saviour In the faade there are references to the labours of Hercules, and in the
central point a relief of Jesus transfiguration at the Tabor mount.
There is a parallel between Hrcules and Jess, according to the idea that
both had to live as mortals and to pass hard tests and, after their deaths
caused by a betrayal, they recovered their places with their fathers.
Hercules fighting a centaur
Hercules and the Gerion's oxen