The Basilica of Our Lady of the Assumption in Villanueva de la Jara

The Basilica of Nuestra Señora de la Asunción in Villanueva de la Jara is one of the main points of cultural interest and visits within the routes and what to see in La Jara, Cuenca.

Where is the Basilica of Villanueva de la Jara built?

It is a Gothic temple that was built on the castle of the Marquis of Villena, back in the VXI century. The Basilica of Our Lady of the Assumption of Villanueva de la Jara is an authentic religious emblem and an example of the architecture of Cuenca.

What is the Basilica of Our Lady of the Assumption like?

It is divided into seven chapels, the presbytery, sacristy and chapter house. Its starry vaults dazzle those who enter the temple. It is possible to contemplate, among other aspects, the semicircular arches in which the lateral chapels are seated.

Which chapels can be seen in the Basilica of Villanueva de la Jara

The Main Chapel, its baroque altarpiece by the sculptor Francisco Monitor. The altarpiece of the Chapel of the Immaculate Conception, between Gothic and Renaissance. Also the chapels of the Virgin of the Rosary and the chapel of Christ of the Llaga.

Do not miss the view of the Chapel of the Virgin of Pilar.

The baroque altarpiece of the late seventeenth century with cross plant and half orange dome with its motifs of animals and plants.

Doorways of the Basilica of Villanueva de la Jara

The main door is shown with its two arches under a circular window, reminiscent of a Gothic rose window, and framed by a semicircular arch.

The fortified character and its dimensions are very striking.

Externally, its large volume stands out, with buttresses along the interior nave and around the apse.

Access doors to the Basilica

At the entrance door to the Basilica of Villanueva de la Jara you can see the Renaissance arch and atrium, which lead to the garden.

The bell tower of the Basilica of Nuestra Señora de la Asunción

The bell tower of the basilica of La Jara rises to almost seventy meters high, whose appearance, being in the high part of La Jara, makes it even more spectacular, if possible.

This bell tower was finished in the seventeenth century and is topped with conical finials and series of arches that decrease according to their ascent.

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