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Church of Our Lady of the Assumption of Abanto Province of Zaragoza. Aragon. Spain.

Monuments Abanto



The parish church emerges pride in the heart of town.
It is a stone masonry building, the eighteenth century. Simply turn the square- a street that climbs the mountain-, looking to admire the baroque facade.

Our Lady of the Assumption of Abanto
Our Lady of the Assumption of Abanto

This same style is the whole church, rectangular in shape with square head and consisting of three ships, of which stands the central lunette-vaulted roof, while the sides are covered with groin vault. The cruise is hemispherical, and blinds lowered on pendentives, drum lights.

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Altar of Our Lady of the Assumption of Abanto

Abbad Rios puts the church in care of St. Bernard, and others speak of the parish of Our Lady of the Assumption.

The fact is that the image of San Bernardo, in gilded wood work of the late seventeenth century, presides over the main altar, flanked by twisted columns and reliefs depicting scenes from the saint's life. The one shown in the center represents "The appearance of the Virgin." This altarpiece, I am told, comes from the Monasterio de Piedra, and this explains better be dedicated to St. Bernard. Is curved, as originally adapted to the apse of the drum. So had to be modified to install on the current square head. The presbytery also include, as a square, wooden reliefs with scenes from the life of the saint. Another one is preserved in the sacristy. A total of fourteen, the neighbor above all monastery.

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Altar of Our Lady of the Assumption of Abanto

The altarpiece of San Miguel has a great painting of the holder in its fight with the devil, 1520.

Coro of Our Lady of La Asunción
Choir of Our Lady of the Assumption.

There are other altars dedicated respectively to San Antonio Abad, San Blas, the Holy Christ and the Virgin of Pilar.
Correspond to the sixteenth, seventeenth and eighteenth centuries.
The altarpiece was seen to be older is not so, but a Gothic tabernacle late fifteenth century.
Gothic is also the processional cross of silver gilt.



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