Information about Santa Maria La Mayor Archpriestal Church, Morella

Santa Maria la Mayor Archpriestal Church, Morella

Santa Maria La Mayor Archpriestal Church,

Santa Maria La Mayor Archpriestal Church dates back as far as the thirteenth century and down the ages has developed through a range of architectural styles.

The first stone was laid in 1265 and the building completed in 1343. The church boasts three naves and three apses.

Either side of the main door are carvings of The Apostoles (Apostles) and Virgenes (Virgins) and were added between the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries respectively. The parish museum is home to many relics and pieces of art which are dated at about the same age as the church and chief among them is a codex written in the twelfth century.

Its gothic design draws crowds of admirers year in and is a very inspirational building set against the lovely backdrop of Morella and its crumbling castle.

Setting: Convent of San Francisco, Sanctuary of Vallivana, Palace of the Cardinal Ram, ‘Casa dels Estudis’, Aqueduct.

Where is it?

Placeta de la Iglesia s/n

12300 Morella (Castellón-Castelló) 964160379


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