Santa María de la Asunción

Built in masonry, slate for the most part with reinforced stonework in the corners and buttresses. We can place its construction in the s. XV.

The rather large interior has a deep chapel, with a square section covered by a hemispherical dome on pendentives, with a painting of the Evangelists and the Eternal Father on top.

The chapel of Santo Cristo and the chapel of Nuestra Señora have a dome on pendentives.

The nave has three rectangular bays and semicircular arches.

It emphasizes the abundance of pictorial and sculptural pieces some donated by the priest D. Bartolomé de Tovar who died in 1655.

The altarpiece is located in the semicircular apse. Shown as a large shell, it is of baroque style.

The central zone of the altarpiece contains a niche, in the form of a small temple where the image of the titular “Nuestra Señora de la Asunción” is shown, it is surrounded by angels in flight and five static angels with musical instruments, some time ago there were eight.

We see the paintings of the Annunciation, the Birth of Jesus, the Descent from the Cross and the Resurrection.

In the entablature we see the angelic court holding symbols of the Passion, presided by the archangels Michael to the left of the observer and Raphael.

The saints on the altarpiece are from left to right and from top to bottom: St. John the Evangelist and St. Mary Magdalene, St. Raymond Nonatus and St. Elizabeth, St. Benedict and St. Anthony, St. Peter and St. Paul, St. John Nepomuk and St. Blaise and by the four doctors and Latin fathers: St. Augustine, St. Jerome, St. Ambrose and St. Gregory.

The baustimal pile surprises us by its dimensions, one of the largest in Extremadura. It is made of a granite block and decorated with scallops. It is estimated to be more than 300 years old.

Calle La Iglesia 1
Saturday, Sunday
y 18:00