Parish church of Nuestra Señora del Castillo, Aniñón
CURRENT PROTECTION STATUS: Asset of Cultural Interest (ACI)
TYPE OF ASSET: Property
ARCHITECTURAL STYLE: Mudejar
CONSTRUCTION DATE: 14th to 16th century, expansion in the 17th and 18th centuries
Original construction, 14th to 16th century: This was originally a Mudejar monument from the 14th century, which underwent extensive remodeling in the 16th century when the church was expanded and the gables and top part of the tower were built.
Expansion, 17th to 18th century. In the 17th and 18th centuries, several Baroque chapels were added: the chapel of the Santísimo Misterio de Aniñón, located along the south wall, opposite the main entrance to the church, and the chapel of Nuestra Señora del Rosario, where the church entrance was originally located, before being moved to the south façade.
The entire interior of the nave is covered by a stellar vault with tiercerons and liernes. It also features interesting Baroque decoration consisting in plasterwork of plant motifs.
In 1985 and 2005, restoration work was done in several phases, encompassing the entire building.
Projects and interventions
The church of Nuestra Señora del Castillo in Aniñón was declared an Asset of Cultural Interest under the Ministry of Culture Decree dated June 5, 1981, which was published the Official State Gazette of August 10, 1981.
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