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Iglesia de La Paz

Fuente Vaqueros

This church was built in 1663 and is situated in La Paz, near Fuente Vaqueros. It is dedicated to the Sacred Heart.

Iglesia de la Purisima Concepción


Built in 1747 and designed by architect Ventura Rodríguez, this church has a rectangular shape, with a single nave, a flat roof and a tower. The presbytery is accessed via stairs and in the place of the altarpiece there is [...]

Iglesia de la Santísima Virgen de la Paz


This church dedicated to the Most Holy Virgin of Peace dates back to the 16th century and has been well maintained. It has an octagonal tower made of brick and rubblework masonry, and is dedicated to the cult of Our Lady [...]

Iglesia de la Villa (Former Montefrío Castle)


This church was built on the site of an old Nasrid castle, which in turn was built in around 1352 when Abú-Abdalá Jusuf reigned in Granada. He built his castle in a strategic place to help defend his borders.

Iglesia de la Virgen de Gracia


The church in Atalbéitar has a small rectangular nave. The presbytery is slightly elevated and is covered with a well-restored beamed roof. The bell tower and the sacristy are to one side of the building, connected to one another. The [...]

Iglesia de la Virgen de la Antigua (Nechite)


This Mudejar-style church dates back to the 16th century. It is built in a rectangular shape and includes a chancel that houses the image of the Virgen de la Antigua. On either side there is an image of the Sagrado [...]

Iglesia de la Virgen de la Asunción


This church was built in 1520 on the site of a former mosque. It has a single nave with four open side chapels on the left hand side, each opening up through an archway. The original ceiling was lost in [...]

Iglesia de la Virgen de la Cabeza

This is the church of the town’s upper district and is dedicated to Our Lady of Cabeza. It is important to emphasise the artistic value of the paintings that are housed in this place of worship, dating back to the [...]

Iglesia de la Virgen de los Ángeles


This church dates back to the 16th century, although the choir and side chapel were added in the 19th century. It is built in Renaissance style, and the decoration on both the outside and inside is beautifully simple, with the [...]

Iglesia de la Virgen del Martirio


Built in the 16th century, the façade has undergone several restorations, although it preserves the main Mudejar elements such as bricks, niches, arches, and typical foliage adornment. Inside there is a statue of La Virgen del Martirio, thought to date [...]

Iglesia de los Capuchinos


This is an interesting architectural style of this holy order, which was built in the second half of the 17th century. It is built in austere Mudejar style, and is made up of a single undecorated nave and choir stalls [...]

Iglesia de los Dolores


This neoclassical church was built by the architect Francisco Aguado in 1781. It is built in the shape of a Greek cross, with a large dome over the trancept and short horizontal aisles. Outside, a triangular pediment presides over the [...]

Iglesia de los Dolores


This Baroque church was built in 1702. It is built in the shape of a Latin cross with a coffered ceiling and three naves. The main entrance is flanked by Corinthian and Solomonic columns, and at the far end there [...]

Iglesia de los santos Justo y Pastor


This church was built in the 16th century on the site of a former mosque and was part of the Convento de la Encarnación until 1835. The doorway is from the 18th century and is made up of two parts. [...]

Iglesia de Nuestra Señora de Araceli

Alpujarra de la Sierra

Built in the 16th century, this is one of the oldest churches in the area. It is rectangular in shape and has a dome, a single nave and a main square chapel. The façade is of particular interest as it [...]