The church we know today was built in the late 19th century by the Navy to meet the need to have its own parish.

Previously, since the transfer to the Island of the Maritime Department, it had used the chapel of a School Hospice governed by Franciscans, located next to the current church, which was operational until 1836. The hospice chapel did not have a sanctuary, which was installed in 1765, nor a baptismal font, so the baptisms were held in the main church.

The current church was renovated in 1966. It has a Latin cross floor plan (a single nave to which chapels open) church, covered with a dome on the crossing and barrel and pendetive domes. Reinforced with traverse arches and two Tuscan pillars. Sombre facade. It has a series of paintings done by Salvador Maella, chamber painter and director of the Academy of Fine Arts of San Fernando. He was commissioned by the Marquis of Ureña to be installed in the Pantheon: “Saint Charles Giving Communion to the Plague-ridden of Milan”, “The Immaculate Conception” and “Saint Fernando Receiving the Keys to Seville” (at the ends of the transcept).

There are also outstanding images: Christ of the Expiration (at the foot of the left side nave) “La Expatriada” (with a ball of the world at her feet) brought from Havana around 1898.

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