Olvera


Church of Nuestra Señora de la Encarnación


Contact details

Plaza de la Iglesia, s/n
11690  Olvera, Cadiz  (Andalusia)
http://www.turismolvera.es/esp/monumentos/
Tel.:665 940 087 / 956 120 816 (Oficina Turismo)

Location

Cádiz

Reservations


Description

Dominating the town centre of Olvera, the Archpriestal Church of Nuestra Señora de la Encarnación is a unique example in Cadiz mountains because of its shape and size.

Built on a previous Gothic-Mudejar church, which preserves its apse, this church is one of the two symbols of the town of Olvera, together with the old Moorish castle. The adjoining viewpoint offers an exceptional view of the church. It is a Neoclassical church, made up of three naves, the central one being the largest, which coincide with each one of the three sections of the sanctuary. At its foot it has a monumental three-part façade that rises up to a fourth part - with their respective octagonal shrines with arches, crowned by modest lanterns - with twin towers that flank the doorway. Inside, with barrel vaults and a dome on a lantern in the transept, the use of magnificent Italian marble stands out on the altars and columns.

  • Construction: Church
  • Artistic period: Neo-classical

Practical information

Schedule

  • From Tuesday to Sunday From 11:00 to 13:00
  • Closing days: Monday

Prices

  • General: €2
  • Reduced: €1

Map



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