The 15th century church in El Peral, Cuenca. Visits from La Jara

Among the routes that can be done starting from Villanueva de la Jara, the 15th century church in El Peral is one of the unavoidable when traveling to Cuenca.

These wine lands of La Manchuela Conquense invite you to discover the history and traditions through findings, as is the case of El Peral and its church of Nuestra Señora de la Asunción, which dates back to the 15th century.

Where is the church of El Peral

The Church of Our Lady of the Assumption of El Peral is located in the center of the town. It is easily accessible, since the town is on the CM-220 road that connects La Gineta (Albacete) with Motilla del Palancar. We inform you how to get there.

What is the most striking feature of the church of El Peral?

When visiting the church of Nuestra Señora de la Asunción in El Peral, the most striking feature is undoubtedly the altarpiece in the High Altar. More than twenty panels from 1520 are preserved in it.

El Royo, a stone monument, is located in the garden at the entrance of the village. The Church of Our Lady of the Assumption, from the XV-XVI century, where there is a magnificent altarpiece, Gothic style, which includes in its three streets different scenes from the life of Christ. Next to it in the village there are three hermitages: San Cosme and San Damián, San Isidro and the Virgen del Espino.

Are there more churches in El Peral?

In addition to the Peral church, you can also see next to the washing places the Hermitage of Nuestra Señora del Espino (Our Lady of the Hawthorn). This is the patron saint of El Peral. Nuestra Señora del Espino is in the hermitage where the image of this virgin is carved in crystal, from the year 1717.

The Church of Our Lady of the Assumption of El Peral is included in the Historical, Artistic and Architectural Heritage Inventory of the province of Cuenca. Undoubtedly, one of its most valuable elements is the coffered ceiling of the main nave, where this intervention took place, a completely polychrome armor of pair and knuckle with vegetal motifs in its entablature, ribbons and saetinos.

Antonio de Comontes in the altarpiece

The Renaissance painter Antonio de Comontes was a staunch follower of Juan de Borgoña and in the church of El Peral we find a sample of his work in the Gothic altarpiece. This altarpiece has undergone a careful restoration.

Pastor: Javier Luciano Cano Mujeriego. Archpriesthood: Motilla del Palancar. Address: Calle Iglesia, 11

. City: Peral, El

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