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Collegiate Church of the Blessed Sacrament

The Collegiate Church of the Blessed Sacrament of Torrijos, built by order of Doña Teresa Enriquez to serve as headquarters for the Archconfraternity of the Blessed Sacrament, is one of the most significant works of art in Castilla-La Mancha. Its construction began in 1509, under the direction of the brothers Enrique and Antón Egas, with the collaboration of the young Alonso de Covarrubias, and was completed in 1518 with the first mass celebrated on May 3. The temple, essentially Gothic in style with elements of the early Renaissance, stands out for the different heights of its three naves, joined by Gothic buttresses. The lateral naves are topped with Renaissance stone buttresses and flameros. The west façade has a Plateresque doorway, possibly designed by Covarrubias, with a rich ornamentation that includes decorated jambs, archivolts with cherub heads and various religious symbols. The simpler south door reflects a more evolved Plateresque style, while the imposing bell tower, more than 40 meters high and crowned by a 17th century spire, dominates the landscape.

The interior of the collegiate church is a diaphanous and luminous space, thanks to the large Gothic windows and the large white plastered canvases. The central nave, higher than the lateral ones, is covered with ribbed vaults with terceletes, while the lateral naves have simple ribbed vaults. The supporting pillars, in the Gothic fasciculated style, support very fine attached columns. Among the outstanding artistic elements is the altarpiece of the chancel, the work of Juan Correa de Vivar, with twelve panels that relate the life of Jesus and realistic sculptures of the Crucifixion and the Last Supper. The choir, with a sixteenth-century walnut stalls, houses a magnificent baroque organ by Josef Martínez Colmenero, built in 1703. In addition, the burial mound of Doña Teresa Enríquez and Don Gutierre de Cárdenas, prominent figures in the reign of the Catholic Monarchs, is located in the center of the choir. The side naves house notable chapels, such as the Chapel of San Gil, patron saint of Torrijos, and the Chapel of Nuestra Señora de los Dolores, reflecting the rich history and devotion of the place.



  • Address
    Plaza Dr. Cifuentes, 2, Torrijos, Toledo
  • Web
  • Visiting Hours
    From Monday to Friday from 19:00 to 20:00. Saturday from 19:00 to 20:30. Sunday from 10:30 to 13:00
  • What to see
    Altarpiece representing the Life and Passion of Christ.

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