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Church of Santa Maria

The church of Santa María de la Asunción in Alcanadre, La Rioja, Spain, is a monument of great historical and architectural importance. Built in the 16th century over a previous structure, its history is linked to the presence of the Knights Templar in the region. It stands out for its baroque style and is recognized as the oldest baroque temple in La Rioja. The main altarpiece, dedicated to Santa María de la Asunción, is a work of inestimable beauty, with images of saints and an outstanding figure of the Virgin.

One of the most outstanding elements of the church is the relief of the Seated Virgin, a Romanesque fragment that was in the hermitage of Santa María de Aradón and was transferred to Alcanadre for conservation. This relief, from the end of the 12th century, is a tangible testimony of the Templar presence in the area and represents a connection with the religious and cultural history of the region.


  • Address
    Pl. la Libertad, s/n Alcanadre, La Rioja
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  • What to see
    Baroque Church

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