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Pintura Mural de Alarcon. Unesco

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very unique

the entire place was covered with the unique murals...the artist was powerful and unique!.. Just... read more

Reviewed June 22, 2018
Phoenix, Arizona
A lovely piece of art!

This entire church is decorated by the young artist Jesus Mateo, and you may enter as part of a... read more

Reviewed January 26, 2018
Linda F
Hamar, Norway
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Calle Infante D Juan 0 | Iglesia de San Juan Bautista, 16214 Alarcon, Spain
+34 615 66 96 94
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Reviewed June 22, 2018

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..

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank jnjdougan
Reviewed January 26, 2018

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!

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank Linda F
Reviewed December 30, 2017

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.

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank WPLandry
Reviewed October 18, 2017 via mobile

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...More

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank helenmcsherry
Reviewed October 15, 2017

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...More

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank Ray T
Reviewed May 23, 2017

The interior of this disused church has been transformed by the artist with huge stunning murals. It's 3 Euro per person for entry. Really impressive.

Date of experience: May 2017
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Reviewed April 23, 2017

A riot of colour, with style that builds on the Spanish traditions of Picasso, Miro and Dali, with a hint of Chagall! Well worth the €3 entrance - open on Sunday afternoons and several other days.

Date of experience: April 2017
Thank Kent_Kipper
Reviewed October 8, 2016 via mobile

If you could paint the inside of an ancient church, what would you do? Thus space is reminiscent of ancient cave paintings. "Primordial," and "the universal unconscious" seem apt descriptions. Not what I'd want to see every day, but fascinating.

Date of experience: October 2016
Thank Vrsol
Reviewed August 22, 2016 via mobile

Surprising gem. We had no idea this was in Alarcón and stumbled upon it completely by accident. Well worth a visit. Breathtaking.

Date of experience: August 2016
Thank angus_barber
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