The church was built between in the 16th and 17th centuries in a mixture of styles including classic Mannerist and Baroque styles.
It used to be the convent of the Descaled Carmelites. Its chapels were where the aristocratic families of Alhama were buried. The church is rectangular in shape, with a wooden ceiling, side chapels, and a beautiful cupola decorated with frescos. On its facades are the coats of arms of Alhama’s noble families. The Camarín de la Virgen behind the main altar and the Capilla de Jesús Nazareno are of particular interest, both great examples Granada’s 18th century Churrigueresque Baroque style. The church is located in the town centre.