The City Council has recovered for Alcalá de Guadaíra a 16th century panel that belonged to the old church of San Migue, in Alcalá de Guadaíra.

The painting, of more than two meters, offers an image of San Bartolomé and was also in the Santuario del Águila. The delegate of Heritage and Museums, Christopher Rivas, stressed that this piece of artistic and historical value becomes part of the municipal collections and can be enjoyed by the public.

The City Council of Alcalá de Guadaíra, through the Delegation of Heritage and Museums, has recovered for the city a work of art of artistic and historical value that will become part of the municipal collections and can be enjoyed by the public. It is a full-length panel painting of St. Bartholomew from the sixteenth century, which was made for the old church of San Miguel, in the surroundings of the Castle, and was also in the main altarpiece of the Sanctuary of Santa Maria del Aguila, patron saint of Alcala.

This has been advanced by the delegate of Culture, Heritage and Museums, Christopher Rivas, who recalled that since the Museum has been working meticulously in this management, which still has a bureaucratic process ahead before reaching Alcalá and can be presented to the public. Over the centuries, the painting has passed through various paths that kept it in private hands, especially due to the religious disuse and ruinous state of that church, today a building recovered by the City Council as a cultural center. Thanks to the municipal management, Alcalá recovers this piece of its history.

“It is our commitment to the enhancement and knowledge and enjoyment of the citizenship of the local heritage from a broad point of view. We consider this panel to be an exemplary testimony of Sevillian Gothic painting, which was also commissioned for our city and has been there for centuries. A fundamental work of art in the discourse of local history and therefore returns to our city so that it can be deposited, preserved and exposed to the public in the Museum “- he argued.