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Church of Mary Magdalene

The Church of Santa María Magdalena of Zaragoza, erected in the 14th century, represents an outstanding example of Aragonese Mudejar art. Its structure follows the typical typology of the Mudejar churches of the region, with a single nave and polygonal chevet. One of its most outstanding elements is its imposing square Mudejar tower, which evokes the models of the Almohad towers of Teruel. Decorated with mixtilinear arches, flared windows and crosses forming lozenges, the tower is enriched with glazed ceramic pieces, a distinctive feature of Aragonese Mudejar art.

Over the centuries, the church has undergone several alterations, one of the most significant being the one made in the 18th century, which altered its original orientation and added an entrance in the Mudejar apse. Despite these modifications, the structure and essence of the temple have been preserved, highlighting its ribbed vault and the side chapels between the buttresses. Inside, you can admire works of art such as the main altarpiece and the images made by José Ramírez de Arellano, as well as fragments of the original altarpiece by Damián Forment, which are still preserved in some chapels of the temple. The Church of Santa María Magdalena stands as an invaluable testimony of the historical and artistic legacy of Zaragoza, captivating visitors with its Mudejar architecture and rich religious tradition.

  • Address
    Pl. la Magdalena, 3, Casco Antiguo, Zaragoza
  • Web
  • Visiting Hours
    Everyday from 18:30 to 19:30
  • What to see
    Mudejar tower

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