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Iglesia parroquial de Santa María la Mayor

Guadahortuna

The triumphal arch of the stunning façade of this church is reminiscent of the Door of Forgiveness in the Cathedral of Granada. Next to it the bell tower, made of sections decreasing in size, is located. Inside, there are three [...]

Iglesia parroquial de Santa María la Mayor

Padul

This church was built in the 16th century. The façade’s distinctive brickwork is typically Mudejar in style. Inside there is a beautiful Baroque altarpiece that stands above the main altar.

Iglesia parroquial de Santa María la Mayor

Alcútar

This church was built in 1789 in Mudejar style. It has fantastic views over the surrounding area.

Iglesia parroquial de Santa María la Mayor

Capileira

This church was built in the 18th century on the site of another church that had been built in 1502, on the site of a former mosque. It has a beautiful wooden Baroque altarpiece from the 17th century and an [...]

Iglesia parroquial de Santa Maria Magdalena

Pinos Genil

Located on the left side of town, this church is classed as an ancient church, which some even attribute to the Mozarabic period. It is believed to have been built on the site of an ancient mosque. It dates back [...]

Iglesia parroquial de Santa Maria of the Encarnacion

Huétor Vega

The construction of this church began in the late 15thcentury and lasted until the mid-16th. It is dedicated to the Mystery of the Incarnation. It is thought to be built on the site of the old mosque of the village [...]

Iglesia parroquial del Cristo de la Expiración

Pitres

This church was built 1530. During the War of the La Alpujarras it was burned down by the Moors, but was later repaired again. In the Spanish Civil War the church was looted and almost completely destroyed. Again, it was [...]

Iglesia parroquial del Cristo de la Expiración

Campotéjar

This Mudejar-style church was built in the 16th century, most probably on the site of a former mosque of a farmhouse. Part of its original coffered ceiling still remains today, as do some pieces of art. It has a single [...]

Iglesia parroquial del Santísimo Sacramento

Jayena

This church was built in the 18th century, but was severely damaged by the earthquake in 1884.  It was rebuilt in the early 20th century. The church has a single nave with a barrel vault, is rectangular in shape, and [...]

Iglesia parroquial del Santo Cristo de Cabrilla

Lújar

This church was built at the beginning of the 17th century and has one of the region’s finest and best preserved coffered ceilings.

Iglesia parroquial del Santo Cristo de la Humildad

Chauchina

The centre of this town lies between the Plaza del Ayuntamiento and the parish church. The church was built towards the end of the 15th century and its original bell tower still remains.

Iglesia Parroquial del Santo Cristo de la Luz

Mairena

The original building was built between 1604 and 1610. The construction of the present church began in 1704 and is a good example of Mudejar religious architecture. The 1884 earthquake seriously damaged the church, and although the possibility of relocating [...]

Iglesia parroquial del Santo Cristo de la Salud

Nívar

The parish church really stands out in the small village of Nívar. It is built in Neoclassical style on the ruins of a church that was completely destroyed in the Lisbon earthquake in 1755. The building works of the new [...]

Iglesia parroquial Nuestra Señora de la Anunciación

Darro

This church is presumably a lot later than the stone plaque suggests, which states it was built in 1782. This inscription also explains that the land on which the church stands was a donation from the Marquis de Ariza.  The [...]

Iglesia parroquial Nuestra señora del Rosario

Lentejí

This church dates back to the 16th century and was built on the site of a 13th-century mosque. The church is dedicated to the Virgen del Rosario, patron saint of the town, as well as to Saint Joseph.



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