Purchil

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Purchil, which in Arabic means ‘Tower of the Moon’, is the main city of the municipality of Vegas del Genil. The town’s church is dedicated to St. Joseph and contains a number of interesting and valuable works of art. Of particular interest is the anonymous sculpture of the Virgen de los Dolores from the 16th century, two statues by Pedro de Mena from the late 17th century, a Madonna and Child and a Virgen de Belén.

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Information about the Municipality

Region: Granada and its surroundings
Municipio: Vegas del Genil
Postcode: 18101
Web: www.vegasdelgenil.es

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Iglesia parroquial de San José

Purchil

There are some works of art inside this church that are of great artistic value. These include a 16th-century sculpture of the Virgen de los Dolores, two 17th-century carvings by Pedro de la Mena – a “Virgin and child” and [...]



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