Church of Our Lady of the Assumption
The Church of Our Lady of the Assumption is the most important religious building in our town and is located in the center of it, in Plaza Manuel Mendoza.
The origins of this temple are located in the middle of the medieval period, with a transition construct between the late Romanesque and early Gothic, which has been remodeled numerous times throughout history, consetting it its current appearance. For example, the tower was erected in the last third of the sixteenth century by the Transmerane master Pedro Díaz de Palacios. It is an example of well-kept seating, quadrangular, and on three of its four sides opens a wide half-point arch to favor the interior lighting of the temple. In the year 1.608 the sundial was placed in the tower by the master of the walliso Bartolomé Carense.
One of the most significant architectural pieces of this temple is its cover, organized by two bodies of decreasing height and three streets, being the central one of greater width. The upper body is presided over by a niche in the central street with the image of the Assumption of Our Lady, made by Manuel Verasategui.
As far as the interior decoration of the temple is concerned, his most outstanding work is the main altarpiece made between 1,751 and 1,757. Generally speaking, the characteristics of this altarpiece are adjusted to the moment of transition to Rococo. The side altarpiece of the Gospel is dedicated to Our Lady of the Rosary and its realization is dated in the first decades of the eighteenth century, while the altarpiece of the epistle is dedicated to Christ Crucified. The church also has two other side altarpieces dedicated to the Child Jesus of Prague and to Santa Barbara respectively, masters framed within the eighteenth century.
It is also worth noting for its careful realization, the elegant baptismal font, Renaissance work of the mid-sixteenth century.