Parroquia de Nuestra Señora de la Asunción

Parroquia de Nuestra Señora de la Asunción
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In the city of Palma del Río, you will find the current church of Parroquia de Nuestra Señora de la Asunción, an 18th century Baroque construction. Of the architects who were involved in the planning and management of its various stages, "we only have documented proof of Francisco de Aguilar Río y Arriaza, the author of the body of the church and spire of the tower (...) The master of masonry at this stage was Fernando Vázquez" (RIVAS, 1982).

Recently, at the end of the 1970s and as a result of the collapse of part of the roof, this church was the subject of restoration works that greatly affected the monument.

Work on the church began on the transept (1712), the façade (1725), the tower (1737) and the large nave with chapels and side façade (1770). Thus, a Latin cross was traced with side chapels, linked by galleries with arches throughout the central nave, which has a rood screen and two side wings with galleries that exhibit beautiful ironworks. The striking decoration of plasterwork with a wide variety of forms and styles can be seen in the transept, pendentives, capitals of the pilasters, cornice modillions with Baroque and Rococo styles. At the entrance you can appreciate the slender tower, which has a shaft, body of bells and capital. The entire tower is sculpted from bricks of different tones and glazed ceramics. The tower can be seen from all the cardinal points.

The church was restored in the year 2005, with the entrance tower being the only element on which no work was carried out.

Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, from 5.30 pm to 7.30 pm. Saturday at 7.30 pm. Sunday, at 12 noon. Closed on Mondays.

Free entrance.

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Parroquia de Nuestra Señora de la Asunción
Calle Cardenal Portocarrero, s/n, 14700
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  • Historic building

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