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Nuestra Señora de la Asunción Parish Church

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The Church, built in the 15th century, was the seat of the former priory of Lora. In Mudejar-Gothic style, it underwent various renovations over the centuries, the most important one in late 19th century, when the choir was transferred, the presbytery and other chapels were reformed, and the atrium, courtyard and tower were built. The image of San Sebastián, the patron saint of Lora del Río, is here.

Highlights include the brick entrance with archivolts and pointed arches, the openwork battlements on the cornice and, inside, a beautiful 18th-century baroque altarpiece presides over the high altar. The mid-18th-century high altar was transferred here from La Merced Convent. The parish has a remarkable collection of paintings, sculptures and gold and silverwork pieces from medieval times to the present day.

This building consists of three areas: the parish, an annexed multipurpose building (assembly hall, warehouse...) and the tower. The various naves in the Church have several, including the Chapel of the Tabernacle, in the left nave. Built in 1958 by Francisco Buiza, it is currently being renovated. The Chapel has an altar with the image of Immaculate Mary of baroque origin. Highlights also include the stained glass windows and a beautiful triptych with biblical images.

Also noteworthy are the Chapel of the Sacred Heart and the Chapel of Our Lady of Setefilla, built in 1890 and recently restored, with a remarkable neo-Gothic style dome. It is presided over by the image of Our Lady of Setefilla, when the sculpture is in Lora, and when she returns to her Shrine, it is replaced with a painting of her.

Opening times

Tuesday and Wednesday 11:00 to 13:00. Wednesday to Sunday 19:00 to 20:30
 

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