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Church of the Assumption

The church of the Assumption of Candasnos, with its rectangular ground plan with three naves, reflects various construction stages ranging from Romanesque to Gothic and Baroque. Its semicircular chevet facing east and its tower integrated into the northwest corner are notable features of its architecture. The tower, which rises with slenderness in four bodies, combines stone in the first body with brick in the following ones, culminating in a pyramidal spire. Inside, the single nave subdivided into four bays, together with the chapels between the buttresses and the semicircular apse, offers a harmonious combination of architectural elements, such as the lunette vaults and the quarter sphere in the apse, highlighting the historical and stylistic richness of the building.

The process of transformation of the church, from its Romanesque origin to its Baroque reform in the 18th century, is reflected in its formal exterior appearance, which adopts the Renaissance canons of the 16th century. The primitive Romanesque structure, with its perfectly rigged apse and a flared window, is complemented by Gothic elements, such as the brick extension in height and the semicircular arched entrance door. The successive construction phases have endowed the church with an architectural and stylistic richness that makes it an important testimony to the historical and artistic development of the region.

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    C. Zaragoza, 42, Candasnos, Huesca
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    Romanesque church

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