The Church of Saint Michael started its life in the end of the 15th century. A plaque at the door of its Gothic facade is dated 1484. It is believed that the church was commissioned by the Catholic Monarchs when they visited the city in 1484. Previously, the area was served by an old hermitage. Its construction, however, would last several centuries resulting in an excellent cathedral-like set where latest gothic elements and other ones typical from beginning and full renaissance and baroque.

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Founded: 1484
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Ryon00 Gmailer (16 months ago)
Paying 6 euros to get in and they don't even refill the anti-covid hydroalcoholic gel... no photos policy is the only protection they offer. Thank you for helping the virus...
Victor Neto (2 years ago)
Another Spanish gem. Can't get enough of the ancient architecture and condition of these buildings. Wow
Victor Neto (2 years ago)
Another Spanish gem. Can't get enough of the ancient architecture and condition of these buildings. Wow
Marie Mitchelson (2 years ago)
Beautiful as are lots of churches. Superbly presented. Quiet for prayer, side altars exotic and ready for tourists.
Marie Mitchelson (2 years ago)
Beautiful as are lots of churches. Superbly presented. Quiet for prayer, side altars exotic and ready for tourists.
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