Santa María de la Asunción Church

Castro Urdiales, Spain

The Church of Santa María de la Asunción is in Gothic style. Built under the protection of King Alfonso VIII of Castile in the 13th century (though it was finished in the 15th century), it is a basilica church with three naves. In the interior are the images of the White Virgin and the Reclining Christ, and three Gothic carvings of the Magi.

 

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Founded: 13th century
Category: Religious sites in Spain

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Prabodha Lakrani (4 years ago)
The place is really beautiful standing at the edge of the city placing constant waves. We've witness young boys jumping up from the cliff into a small area of the sea sorrounded by made made dams some perhaps belonging to the church itself. The church adds a good ambiance to the area.
Arushi Tyagi (5 years ago)
Beautiful and picturesque. Must visit!!
Vivi Tsui (5 years ago)
Church by the seaside Very beautiful though driving here might be a little bit challenging with the last part super narrow road
Sophie Brookes (5 years ago)
Stunning and a place that takes you to a different time in history. Really enjoyed seeing it.
Peter Anderson (5 years ago)
A beautiful old church which feels like a cathedral perched above the harbour of a lovely seaside town.
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