This year we are celebrating, the church of Coca (1520) celebrates 500 years.
It is the only one of the seven churches that Coca will have in other times. It is finished building in 1.520 on the foundations of a Romanesque church of which today only the lower part of the tower remains. It has only one ship and is a Latin cross plan. It is built in brick for the walls and part of the tower, while the buttresses, the interior columns, the ribs of the vault and the windows are of limestone. Despite the date of its construction, it has few openings, so its exterior appearance is quite solid.
The tower has three distinct parts: the lower one, of masonry, is from the XNUMXth century, as is that of S. Nicolás; the central, brick is contemporary of the church (XNUMXth century); the upper one contains the clock and an original auction, it is from the beginning of this century.
Inside, the Gothic vault of five sections stands out in which various structural solutions are adopted. Also, the main altarpiece, classic taste. Although the works of greatest artistic importance are the Renaissance tombs of the Fonseca family.
RENACENTIST SEPULCROS OF THE FONSECA FAMILY
Layout: There are, in total, four graves made of Carrara marble. Two of them are at both ends of the cruise; two others, on the sides of the main altar. At the left end of the cruise is the sepulchral urn of D. Fernando de Fonseca (died 1.463) and his second wife Mrs. Teresa de Ayala; on the right, that of his son, D. Alonso de Fonseca (died 1.505) and his mother, first wife of D. Fernando, Ms. María de Avellaneda. These two graves are sheltered under triumphal arches carved equally in marble.
Those of the main altar are individual. Correspond, the one on the left to D. Alonso de Fonseca, archbishop of Seville and "first founder of this house" (died in 1.473) and the one on the right by Mr. Juan Rodríguez de Fonseca, bishop of Burgos (died 1.524 ), son of D. Fernando and Mrs. Teresa).
Under the floor of the cruise, and after a simple gravestone, lies D. Antonio de Fonseca, Senior Accountant of Castile who was the one who commissioned all these graves, while those of Felipe el Hermoso and Juana la Loca, parents of Carlos V. He died in 1.532.
Authors: The sepulchres of the arms of the cruise have different authorships to the arches under which they are. Unclearly, there was a transposition between arches and graves so that the arc on the left and the sepulcher on the right are Bartolomé Ordonez. In turn, the arc on the right and the sepulcher on the left are by Domenico Fancelli, as shown by artistic analysis.
They are the best authors of the moment as they perform, for example, the graves of characters such as Cardinal Cisneros, Felipe el Hermoso and Juana la Loca (B. Ordóñez) or the Catholic Monarchs (D. Fancelli)
Those of the main altar are finished by several disciples of Ordóñez (G. da Fiésole and Simone Mantovano, the one on the right and Pietro de Carona and M. Bernardi, the one on the left)
Address: Plaza Mayor, s / n 40480 Coca (Segovia)
Schedule: Check with the parish.