Cortes de la Frontera – Parish Church of Nuestra Señora del Rosario
Parish Church of Nuestra Señora del Rosario
The Parish Church of Nuestra Señora del Rosario (Our Lady of the Rosary) is located in the center of the town, in Real Street, Cortes de la Frontera.
Belongs to the Arciprestazgo of Ronda.
Despite there is Prof. Of the existence of a parish church in Cortes de la Frontera at the beginning of the 16th century, the exact date of construction of the present building is not known. The first accurate data talk about the construction of a retable in the 17th century, which is not preserved. Subsequently it has undergone several and important improvements, the last one recently.
The inside is divided into three naves separated by semicircular arches on squared pilasters. At the feet of the temple, close to the entrance, we find the choir and the gallery protected by a wooden balustrade. The main Entrance is located in the right side façade, called of the epistle, in which the sculptures of the patrons of Cortes, Saint Sebastian and Saint Roque welcome us. In the inside we find the retable of the Virgin de los Dolores.
The outside is mainly characterized by a brick tower annexed to the head of the temple. It has squared ground plan and in the upper body we find an opening with a small balcony and a bell in each of its sides. The setting ends in a ceramic needle, perfectly recognizable among all of the churches in the area of the Serrania of Ronda.