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Iglesia de Nuestra Señora de la Asunción - Porcuna

Iglesia de Nuestra Señora de la Asunción - Porcuna

After the collapse of a previous Gothic Iglesia de Santa María la Mayor, the current church was erected on the same site, although incorporating the sacristy, which had been renovated in the seventeenth century by the mannerist Benito del Castillo. The current church was designed by Justino Flóres between 1872 and 1910, not in the Neo-Gothic style of Viollet le Duc as intended, but rather according to the Byzantine Neo-Romanesque, due to the scarcity of resources, despite the generous contribution of the locals. In addition to the mural paintings of Julio Romero de Torres in its interior, the church is a museum of revivalist architectural eclecticism, with a wide portico or narthex, cruciform pillars, transverse arches and the dome on pendentives of the transept. Its exterior features a single high-rise tower with an archivolt and rose window that emphasize the medievalism of the complex, buttresses, padded ashlars, oculi and wide stairways to solve the problem of unevenness.


Located in Plaza de Andalucía.


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