San Miguel Collegiate Church in Alfaro
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
- From Tuesday to Sunday From 10:00 to 14:00 From 17:00 to 20:00
- Closing days: Monday
- Admission free