Santa María Church

Salvatierra, Spain

Located to the north of the town, near the north entrance to Salvatierra, the church of Santa María is a temple-fortress that once formed part of the wall. It was built between the late 15th and early 16th century on top of an earlier church, and has excellent stalls. It belongs to the late Gothic.The core is rectangular, with three naves. The central nave stands out, wider and taller than the rest.The sacristy is from the late 17th century, spacious, simple and with a beautiful balcony. The main entrance is Gothic, from the early 16th century, and is topped by a 17th century steeple.

Inside, the front of the wonderful, richly decorated Plateresque choir is dominated by a large crest of Emperor Charles V. The main altarpiece is a masterpiece by Renaissance artist Lope de Larrea.The church of Santa María also has outstanding images such as the Virgin of the Rosary, Mary Magdalene and Andra Mari de Sailurtegi. The organ is an outstanding piece from 1806, by Manuel Antonio de Carvajal.



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Founded: 15th century
Category: Religious sites in Spain


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Rubén López De Aberásturi (2 years ago)
Pedro Gonzalez De Durana Diaz (2 years ago)
What can I say about the Church of Santa María, where I was baptized and I made my first communion, it is beautiful
Jesús Ezquerro (3 years ago)
Magnificent temple: especially the main altarpiece and the reliefs under the choir at the entrance. The medallion dedicated to King Carlos I with his pronounced chin stands out.
Gloria Díez (3 years ago)
Nice place with interesting history
Alvaro Azcarraga (3 years ago)
Imposing Gothic church. Of almost cathedral dimensions, it has a beautiful interior highlighting the Plateresque choir and the main altarpiece. It is advisable to take a guided tour with the town guides to see the round trip.
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