Basílica de Santa María de la Asunción

Arcos de la Frontera, Spain

Santa María de la Asunción Basilica was built in the 15th-16th century. History of this church site dates back to the 8th and 9th centuries. It was built on the remains of a former Moorish mosque. The main facade is in Gothic-Plateresque architectural style with the neoclassical tower being the newest addition.

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Founded: 15th century
Category: Religious sites in Spain

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Helmut Wille (9 months ago)
It is a church with a floor plan with three naves of equal height and a monumental head, designed by the architect Diego de Riaño in collaboration with Juan Gil de Hontañón and Alonso Rodríguez in the work of Martín de Gaínza. The interior is entirely Gothic, while the Renaissance style is mostly present in its magnificent Plateresque main facade. The unfinished tower and the buttresses date from the Baroque period (17th-18th centuries).
Helmut Wille (9 months ago)
It is a church with a floor plan with three naves of equal height and a monumental head, designed by the architect Diego de Riaño in collaboration with Juan Gil de Hontañón and Alonso Rodríguez in the work of Martín de Gaínza. The interior is entirely Gothic, while the Renaissance style is mostly present in its magnificent Plateresque main facade. The unfinished tower and the buttresses date from the Baroque period (17th-18th centuries).
Ignacio Rivas Zaballos (13 months ago)
Preciosa y majestuosa basílica menor en la que llaman la atención, por su belleza, el retablo mayor y el altar de las pinturas murales (altar primitivo de la capilla mayor, cuyo retablo es una pintura mural). La fachada principal es una auténtica joya con una torre campanario espectacular.
Ignacio Rivas Zaballos (13 months ago)
Beautiful and majestic minor basilica in which the main altarpiece and the altar of mural paintings (primitive altar of the main chapel, whose altarpiece is a mural painting) are striking for their beauty. The main facade is a real gem with a spectacular bell tower.
Gonzalo Muñoz (13 months ago)
Nice external architecture, but closed in the afternoon (usually, it opens toward 5pm). Too close to the parking lot.
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