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Church of the Assumption of Our Lady

The Church of the Assumption of Mostoles is a notable example of Mudejar architecture in the Community of Madrid, standing out for its unique set of apse and tower of this style. The apse, built in the first quarter of the 13th century, possibly after the Battle of Navas de Tolosa in 1212, was made by Muslim masons in the service of Christians. This apse served as the chevet of the Christian Mudejar church and housed the Main Chapel with the altar and the main altarpiece, supporting a quarter sphere vault. It is a unique piece in the region for combining characteristics of two different Mudejar schools, one predominant in the north and the other in the south of the province. The tower, with several phases of construction, includes a lower part that could be a Muslim minaret from the 10th or 11th centuries, while the body of bells with caliphal arches and horseshoe dates from the 13th century.

The church tower has had multiple functions throughout its history. Initially it may have been a minaret for a pre-existing mosque or a church tower, always with religious use, although it is also plausible that it may have served as a watchtower. At present, the tower is separated from the rest of the temple, indicating constructions at different times. The tower is accessed from the south side of the church, through a hole in the wall, with a window two and a half meters from the ground that was the original door, closed by a bricked horseshoe arch. In addition, the church houses a baptismal font in Renaissance style, sculpted in gray-green marble, dated between the time of the Catholic Monarchs and the 19th century. This font stands out for its heraldic elements related to Cardinal Pedro González de Mendoza and his family lineage. The Church of the Assumption of Mostoles, with its mixture of history, architecture and art, is a cultural and religious treasure in the region.



  • Address
    Plaza de Ernesto Peces, 1, Móstoles, Madrid
  • Web
  • Visiting Hours
    Everyday from 8:00 to 13:00 and from 17:00 to 20:00
  • What to see
    Mudejar apse

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