Church of Our Lady of the Assumption (Bujalance)



The tower of the “Countryside Cathedral”, as it is known because of its size, stands slightly inclined, like the tower of Pisa, among olive fields stretching as far as the eye can see.

It is a Gothic-Renaissance church (15th-16th century) constructed on the grounds of a former mosque and a 13th-century Christian church. Its main art works are attributed to the Hernán Ruiz family of three architects from Cordoba who were key figures of the Renaissance in Andalusia. The church has three wide, long naves and a Gothic sanctuary, with pointed arches and cross vaults, It has side chapels, and the main Renaissance altarpiece as well as the Baroque (18th century) chapel of the Sagrario stand out in its interior. On the outside, in addition to its slender brick tower –popularly known as 'el Espárrago’ (the Asparagus)– 55 metres' high (1611-1788), two of its façades are particularly eye-catching: the main one, from the old convent of El Carmen, and the side one, Baroque (18th century) made of pink marble.

Church of Our Lady of the Assumption (Bujalance)

Plaza Santa Ana, 2

14650  Bujalance, Cordoba  (Andalusia)

Tel.:+34 957171289 Website:
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