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Pintura Mural de Alarcon. Unesco

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jnjdougan wrote a review Jun 2018
Phoenix, Arizona343 contributions66 helpful votes
the entire place was covered with the unique murals...the artist was powerful and unique!.. Just sit down and absorb the wonder... I felt that I was looking at art done by Picasso's brother..
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Date of experience: May 2018
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Linda F wrote a review Jan 2018
Hamar, Norway15 contributions4 helpful votes
This entire church is decorated by the young artist Jesus Mateo, and you may enter as part of a guided tour around town. Extremely interesting!
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Date of experience: January 2018
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WPLandry wrote a review Dec 2017
Fairfax, Virginia445 contributions152 helpful votes
We happened to stumble into this place and were amazed at the large murals painted on the walls and ceilings. It was beautiful inside. It was very relaxing and truly a nice place to sit and enjoy the quiet.
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Date of experience: July 2017
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helenmcsherry wrote a review Oct 2017
London, United Kingdom103 contributions29 helpful votes
It was the only church I could go into, in Alarcón, without booking on the twice daily tour, that would only be in Spanish. For 3 euros I got to see the most amazing modern style art, covering all the walls and ceilings. Best money spent in a long time. Could have sat looking at for ages, but for non arty husband outside, but did study and drink them in. Very colourful and a bit weird but unique and so suited the church interior. Certainly bears comparison to a modern Sistene Chapel. Was lucky to enjoy almost on my own.
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Date of experience: October 2017
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Ray T wrote a review Oct 2017
Braunton, United Kingdom91 contributions49 helpful votes
The walls and ceiling of the 16th century (desacralized) San Juan Bautista Church contain the “Murals of Alarcon” which were painted by the contemporary artist Jesús Mateo who, under the patronage of the UNESCO, took six years to complete the project. The mural paintings are unique and cover the origins of the Universe, dreams, anguish, living and its probable ending. Personally I have never really understood modern or progressive art but have to admit that I spent over an hour in this building just looking at the murals and wondering, visualising, what the artist was perceiving. If you ever get the chance to visit Alarcon, I thoroughly recommend that you take the opportunity of visiting this truly worthwhile UNESCO treasure. It is well worth it
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Date of experience: October 2017
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