Santa Marina is one of the churches of the Reconquest.
Located in the heart of the quarter bearing the same name and popularly called the “barrio de los toreros”, this church is perhaps the most authentic of that time.
Its aspect is of a fortress due to the four buttresses on its facade, with main facades splayed and adorned with ribbing supported by columns crowned with Romanesque capitals.
As with most churches from the same period, it is rectangular in shape, with three naves wherein the central nave is higher than its lateral counterparts.
The Capilla de los Orozco [Chapel] bears special mention, boasting a beautiful 15th century Mudejar plasterwork façade with the famous commanders of Calatrava who inspired Lope de Vega in the immortal work “Los comendadores de Córdoba” [the commanders of Cordoba].
The altarpiece is another key feature, with paintings by Antonio del Castillo and a magnificent sculpture representing the Virgen de la Luz, by local sculptor Gómez de Sandoval.