The Real Colegiata de San Hipólito was founded in the mid 14th century by King Alfonso XI, although only the apse and the cross aisle were erected at this time: the temple was not finished essentially until 1736, when it lost its character as Collegiate Church and was ceded to the Compañia de Jesus.
The apse possesses two sections that are covered with ribbed vaults, with ribs that are decorated with dog teeth, along with Gothic windows that were restored in the 19th century and glazed.
The main facade dates back to 1730 and is made of stone.
The rest of the church is built in Baroque style, which is highly characteristic of 7th-century architecture in Cordoba.
The temple also boasts a Baroque altarpiece.
The cloister houses the tomb of the notable erudite Ambrosio de Morales.