Church of Santa Maria Mayor, Trujillo, Spain

The Church of Santa Maria Mayor was probably built on top of a mosque, used until the 13th century, which in turn had been built on top of a Visigothic temple. The church was built after the conquest of Trujillo, in the 13th century and since then has been the most important religious building in Trujillo.
It underwent major restoration in the 16th century, a century of economic prosperity due to the riches arriving from South America, but preserves many of its Romanesque and Gothic features.
Hence, only the eastern tower and the transept remain from the original Romanesque church; the central nave and the two side naves were added in the 14th century while the ribbed vaults and the second tower were added when the 16th-century renovations were made.
Artistically the most interesting items are the splendid wood ornamentations on the altar, by painter Fernando Gallego.

Opening hours: 10 am to 2 pm and 5 pm to 8 pm (4.30 pm to 7.30 pm from Nov. to Mar.)
Entrance fee: €1.50 (Nov. 2017)


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