The Chorus

It occupies a section of the central nave of the temple, just in front of the main chapel in the area of the transept.

It is decorated with masonry walls, except on its forehead, where it does so with an exceptional Renaissance grille, work of Fray Francisco de Salamanca, made between 1518 and 1523; It is topped with a cresting whose central motive is the tree of gets. In the interior of the choir, there are two bodies made of ashlars, with 117 wooden carvings; They are made in Mudejar Gothic style and depict sculptures of saints and reliefs with scenes from the Old and New Testaments. Of great interest is the decorative set located in the mercies where a wide allegorical repertoire of the vices appear, personified in monstrous figures. In the chair destined to the king, decorated with shields of Castile and León, appears the signature of the sculptor Nufro Sánchez and the date of 1478, thus being documented the work of carving. However, from 1479, the sculptor Pyeter Dancart continued to work in the decorative process of the ashlars, which was not definitively completed until the 16th century. The great lectern found in the center of the choir is Renaissance work and is made of wood and bronze. In its execution, several sculptors participated, who carried out between 1562 and 1565; The bronze reliefs were cast by Bartolomé Morel. We will conclude this comment not without first pointing out the mastery and harmony with which the wonderful organ of double body of tubes is coupled to the formal structure of the choir stalls.

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