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“One of the Few Sights in Comares” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Church of La Encarnacion

Church of La Encarnacion
Calle de la Iglesai, Comares, Spain
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Ranked #4 of 4 things to do in Comares
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“One of the Few Sights in Comares”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2012

The Church of La Encarnacion is located at the Calle de la Iglesia. The church was constructed in 1505 on the orders of the Archbishop of Seville, Don Diego de Deza. It was built over the old Arab mezquita, as was the custom in those days. The style of the church is Mudejar. The church has three naves and seven pointed arches. The central nave rests on four pillars and is higher than the lateral naves. The interior has the Chapel of the Sagrario, with a spherical cupola that was constructed in the 18th century. The presbytery has a baptismal font made of marble.
The façade has an octagonal tower of three floors with pilasters and small round windows that seem constructed in the 19th century. The church was restored in 1721. There was a fire in 1929 and in 1931 the furniture of the church was destroyed by the Republicans. After the Spanish Civil War, the church has been redecorated.

Visited July 2012
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“Simple Church”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2012

The Church of La Encarnacion is located in the Plaza de la Iglesia of Benaque. It was probably built on top of the Moorish mezquita. The church has one nave in a rectangular space. There is a bell tower at the façade. Beside the church is the church cemetery. Below the tower there is a baptismal chapel and font. The church was restored in the 1950’s because of its poor physical condition. Another restoration was done in 2003 under the direction of Alvaro Mendila and Carlos de Montserrate. Besides its use as a church, cultural activities take place in it.

Visited June 2012
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