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Aracena – Nuestra Señora del Carmen Parish Church

Aracena, monuments, churches, convents, hermitages, chapel, castle, fountains

Aracena – Nuestra Señora del Carmen Parish Church

Nuestra Señora del Carmen Parish Church is located in C/ Mesones 2 (street), in the Andalusian town of Aracena, Huelva province.

This Mudejar building characterized by the classicist style of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, has a basilica floor plan with three naves with semicircular arces, a Latin cross headboard and a half orange dome. On its interior it emphasizes the coffered ceiling of the cover and the baroque mural paintings in the cupola that represent the four Carmelitas Popes.

The current Carmen Parish Church was part of a Carmelite convent until the confiscation of Mendizábal (1835) and was the seat of the Chair of latinity forunde by Benito Arias Montano between 1587 and 1607.

The convent building became a regional prison and its cloister is currently occupied by Plaza de Abastos, built in 1915 according to the proyect of Aníbal González and reformed in 1989.

Aracena Town Hall


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