Collegiate Church of La Asunción de la Virgen in Calatayud
Plaza de Santa María
Calatayud, Zaragoza (Aragón)
World Heritage, a certification granted by UNESCO.
One of the most important works of architecture in the Aragonese Mudéjar style.
This church combines Mudéjar, Renaissance and Baroque elements. If was built in the 14th century, and its highlights include its Mudéjar cloister and the octagonal tower, both dating from the 15th century. The tower is one of the highest Mudéjar-style towers in Aragon, and stands at almost 72 metres. The church has a spacious interior with a rectangular floor plan and three naves. The side chapels were opened starting in the 17th century. The church is also known as the Collegiate Church of Santa María la Mayor and is part of the Mudéjar architecture of Aragon, awarded the World Heritage designation by the UNESCO.
- Construction: Collegiate church
- Artistic period: Mudejar
The temple is closed for restoration work. There is a Collegiate Museum in the building attached to the Cloisters which can be visited on Saturday mornings.