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Alcuéscar


Basilica of Santa Lucía del Trampal


Contact details

Carretera EX-382, a 3 km en dirección a Montánchez
10160  Alcuéscar, Cáceres  (Extremadura)
aedlalcuescar@empleaextremadura.com
http://www.turismocaceres.org
http://www.alcuescar.com
Tel.:+34 927384615
Tel.:+34 927185531
Fax.:+34 927384691

Location

Autonomous region:
Extremadura

Province/Island:
Cáceres

Cáceres

Reservations


Description

This monastic church, one of the few Visigothic buildings that have survived, was designed to cater for the specific needs of 7th century Spanish-Gothic liturgy.

These peculiarities include its original distribution of space and its floor plan in the shape of the Greek letter "tau", similar to the Church of San Juan de Baños in Palencia.
Although it was unified into a single space in Gothic times, it was originally made up of three naves, the central one being the larger and longer one, and the side ones being narrower, almost passageways. Three independent straight chapels open up to a transept with curious access doors that lead directly to the side apses. The chapels give the sanctuary a fork-like appearance. All three have beautiful horseshoe triumphal arches.
A large part of the original stone vaults are preserved, which alternate with three magnificent domes over the space to access the chapels. They are supported by six transversal horseshoe arches.

Construction:
Basilica

Artistic period:
Visigothic

Practical information

Schedule

From Jun 01 to Sep 30
From Tuesday to Saturday
From 10:00 to 14:00
From 17:00 to 20:00


Public holidays and Sundays
From 10:00 to 14:00
Closing days: Monday


From Oct 01 to May 31
From Tuesday to Saturday
From 10:00 to 14:00
From 16:00 to 19:00


Public holidays and Sundays
From 10:00 to 14:00
Closing days: Monday


Prices

Admission free

Services

Guided tours Visit the interior of the basilica organized from the Centre.

Map


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