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Monuments
THIS PROJECT PROVIDES AN UPDATED VISION OF THE MUDEJAR MONUMENTAL HERITAGE
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Pedagogy
SCHOOL MATERIALS TO WORK ON CULTURAL AND NATURAL HERITAGE
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Mudetrad Project
A PROJECT THAT VALUES THE TRADITIONAL ARCHITECTURE OF LA ALMUNIA DE DOÑA GODINA
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Mudéjar wood
A TOUR THROUGH THE MUDEJAR CARPENTRY OF LA ALMUNIA DE DOÑA GODINA AND ITS HISTORY
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Didactic Mudejar, the guide
THE GUIDE ILLUSTRATED BY DAVID GUIRAO TO HELP YOU UNDERSTAND THE MUDEJAR STYLE
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Circular from the rural school
Family walks
COOPERATIVE PROJECT BETWEEN RURAL DEVELOPMENT GROUPS

The “kitchen garden” of Cabañas

La Almunia de Doña Godina has in its fertile lands and privileged landscape a rich history that wrote some of its main chapters in the Middle Ages.

It retains its name from the Muslim domination Al-munia, which means “orchard”, and its surname was taken from Doña Godina, a wealthy landowner from Cabañas who in the 12th century donated an orchard to the Order of St. John of Jerusalem to establish a hospital in the present-day town, which was the origin of the new town.

The Romanesque chapel of Cabañas, which preserves a magnificent collection of Gothic mural paintings, a Romanesque font and a Mudejar choir raised on an alfarje decorated with paintings of knights, heraldry and animals, bears witness to the ancient settlement. The petril also has Mudejar motifs of a loop of four combined with crosses.

But the Mudejar legacy of La Almunia has another surprise in store in the town centre, where there is one of the most beautiful towers in Aragon.

La Almunia de Doña Godina has in its fertile lands and privileged landscape a rich history that wrote some of its main chapters in the Middle Ages.

It retains its name from the Muslim domination Al-munia, which means “orchard”, and its surname was taken from Doña Godina, a wealthy landowner from Cabañas who in the 12th century donated an orchard to the Order of St. John of Jerusalem to establish a hospital in the present-day town, which was the origin of the new town.

The Romanesque chapel of Cabañas, which preserves a magnificent collection of Gothic mural paintings, a Romanesque font and a Mudejar choir raised on an alfarje decorated with paintings of knights, heraldry and animals, bears witness to the ancient settlement. The petril also has Mudejar motifs of a loop of four combined with crosses.

But the Mudejar legacy of La Almunia has another surprise in store in the town centre, where there is one of the most beautiful towers in Aragon.

The church of La Asunción

The parish church of the Assumption boasts the identary sign of the locality, a cast zinc dome placed in the first decade of the 20th century. But it is when you enter the town centre that its slender Mudejar tower becomes its most unmistakable feature.

Construction of the current building began in 1754, following the Baroque style of the architect Ventura Rodríguez, which was followed in this work by José Julián de Yarza y Lafuente; the Baroque work saved the Mudejar tower of the previous church, integrating it into the modern period.

It is a tower of the so-called mixed that combines a lower square body that from its structure we can date to the 14th century and an upper octagonal body, which Professor Borrás dated to 1575 and which exceeds 40 metres in height. Built in the style of a Hispano-Muslim minaret, the lower body of the building is highly decorated on the outside with angles, zigzags and multi-armed crosses forming lozenges, in keeping with the ornamental tradition of the period. The octagonal upper body contains the belfry, which opens to the exterior by means of two pointed arches on each side.

The parish church of the Assumption boasts the identary sign of the locality, a cast zinc dome placed in the first decade of the 20th century. But it is when you enter the town centre that its slender Mudejar tower becomes its most unmistakable feature.

Construction of the current building began in 1754, following the Baroque style of the architect Ventura Rodríguez, which was followed in this work by José Julián de Yarza y Lafuente; the Baroque work saved the Mudejar tower of the previous church, integrating it into the modern period.

It is a tower of the so-called mixed that combines a lower square body that from its structure we can date to the 14th century and an upper octagonal body, which Professor Borrás dated to 1575 and which exceeds 40 metres in height. Built in the style of a Hispano-Muslim minaret, the lower body of the building is highly decorated on the outside with angles, zigzags and multi-armed crosses forming lozenges, in keeping with the ornamental tradition of the period. The octagonal upper body contains the belfry, which opens to the exterior by means of two pointed arches on each side.

Information

Town Hall: 976 600 076
www.laalmunia.es

Association for the Integral Development of Valdejalón and Campo de Cariñena
fedivalca.org

VISIT TO LA ALMUNIA DE DOÑA GODINA
976 633 296

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Aragon Tourism
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Region of Valdejalón
www.valdejalon.es

Territorio Mudéjar Network

The city council has been a founding member of Territorio Mudéjar since 13 September 2018.

Projects Territorio Mudéjar in La Almunia de Doña Godina

Monuments | View the project
Pedagogy | View the project
Mudetrad Project | View the project
Mudejar wood | View the project
Mudejar plaster | View the project
Didactic Mudejar, the guide | View the project
‘Circular’ Family walks | View the project

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