Mogrovejo is a small village of the municipality of Camaleño. Mogrovejo was declared a historical site and site of cultural interest. Monuments include a medieval tower from the end of the 13th century and the church Our Lady of the Assumption from the 17th century.

The church has a rectangular nave covered by rib-vaults, with a baroque altar, and a 16th century crucifix. The baroque altarpiece contains the coat of arms of Mogrovejo, highlighting the sculpture of a flaming Virgin from the late 15th century, and a Gothic-Flemish image called 'La Milagrosa' from the 15th century.

There are also mansions of the seventeenth and eighteenth century with forged balconies, some within large parcels surrounded by high walls and monumental entrances.



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Founded: 13th century
Category: Historic city squares, old towns and villages in Spain

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