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Iglesia parroquial de San José

Torre Cardela

This church was built in the 16th century. Of particular interest are its chapels built on the structures of former blind arches. There are still some remains of a chapel that was built on part of the cemetery.

Iglesia parroquial de San José

Válor

This church was built in the 16th century. It has an interesting Mudejar coffered ceiling, and inside houses a beautiful image of Cristo de la Yedra as well as one of the Virgin Mary by the School of Alonso Cano.

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 [...]

Iglesia parroquial de San José

Otívar

This church was built in the 16th century and still maintains its Mudejar framework. The walls of the church are decorated with scenes from the Stations of the Cross.

Iglesia parroquial de San José (Laborcillas)

Morelábor

This church has a single nave and whitewashed walls both inside and outside. It has an Arab-tile hipped roof.

Iglesia parroquial de San Juan

Cozvíjar

This solid Gothic church has a single nave. It was built in the mid-16th century but was largely rebuilt at the end of the same century, after having been pillaged during the rebellion of the Moors. The wooden framework currently [...]

Iglesia parroquial de San Juan Bautista

Nigüelas

This church, built in the 16th century, suffered considerable damage during the rebellion of the Moors, and was subsequently restored. It is a building which has a single, rectangular nave. It is made of brick and stone masonry and is [...]

Iglesia parroquial de San Juan Bautista

Bérchules

The church in Bérchules was built in the 16th and 17th centuries on the site of a former mosque. The coffered ceiling and entrance portal are built in typical Mudejar style.

Iglesia parroquial de San Lorenzo

Zagra

Spanish Settlers built this church in the 18th century. It was renovated in 1970.

Iglesia parroquial de San Luis

Albondón

This church is the main attraction of Albondón. It is dedicated to the French monarch who later became a saint. It is a Doric-style church with three naves, and it towers majestically over the town. It was partly damaged during [...]

Iglesia parroquial de San Marcos

Carataunas

This church with its single nave was built in 1589. It houses valuable images including one of the Immaculate Conception attributed to the school of Alonso Cano. It has a high bell tower with three bells, covered with a slate [...]

Iglesia parroquial de San Marcos y San Cayetano

Mecina Fondales

In 1536 work began on the church in Mecina Fondales, possibly on the site of a former mosque. In 1547 land for the new church was purchased and in 1564 the inside was decorated with glazed ceramic detailing on the [...]

Iglesia Parroquial de San Martín

Purullena

This rectangular Mudejar-style church has a single nave. It has a magnificent coffered ceiling made in 1558 by Baltasar de la Hoya and a spectacular altarpiece designed by Dionisio de Ávila. The tower, located at the far end of the [...]

Iglesia parroquial de San Martín

Deifontes

This church was built in the 17th century in Mudejar style on a previously existing chapel. Its construction began in 1620, when Alonso de Zayas became the abbot of Sacromonte, the owner of the village at that time. The church [...]

Iglesia parroquial de San Miguel

Murtas

This Neoclassical church was built in the 18th century. It has three large naves and is beautifully decorated in red marble. It is one of the most interesting religious monuments in La Alpujarra.



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