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Alfaro


San Miguel Collegiate Church in Alfaro


Contact details

Plaza de España s/n
26540  Alfaro, La Rioja  (La Rioja)
turismoalfaro@aytoalfaro.org
http://www.alfaro.es/
Tel.:+34 941180133

Location

Autonomous region:
La Rioja

Province/Island:
La Rioja

Rioja, La

Reservations


Description

It was declared a National Monument in 1976. It took more than a hundred years to build (16th-17th centuries. The idea was to make it look like a cathedral. The various storeys, with their pilasters, entablatures running round and the mouldings of the windows are determined by Classicist rules and all built of brick. The façade is entered by a sumptuous staircase which goes up to the Classicist façade, with its three entrances and a triumphal arch. Its towers, almost twins, have four bodies. Inside you can admire reredoses, among which the Main Reredos, with the image of Saint Michael, by Gregorio Fernández; the Central Reredos, of the Virgin of the Rosary; the chapel of San Ildefonso, with a magnificent image of “La Dolorosa”, and the chapel of San José, with a 13th century Gothic Christ, are outstanding.

Construction:
Collegiate church

Artistic period:
Baroque

Historic period:
17th century

Practical information

Schedule

From Tuesday to Sunday
From 10:00 to 14:00
From 17:00 to 20:00


Closing days: Monday

Prices

Admission free

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