Tower of the church of La Asunción, La Almunia de Doña Godina

Plaza de España 50100 La Almunia de Doña Godina

CURRENT PROTECTION STATUS: Asset of Cultural Interest (ACI)

TYPE OF ASSET: Property CATEGORY: Religious


The Mudejar tower of the parish church of La Asunción de Nuestra Señora in La Almunia de Doña Godina belonged to an ancient Romanesque church that was demolished in the 18th century. This is a mixed-type tower built in two phases. In the 14th century, a Mudejar tower was constructed next to the Romanesque church dating from the 12th century. The influence of the Hispano- Muslim minaret style is seen in this square-plan tower in the use of a solid central buttress and staircases covered by a corbel vault of narrowing courses of bricks. The ornamentation on the exterior consists of angled bricks forming zigzagging patterns and protruding crisscrossing brick patterns forming diamond shapes.

In addition, the second section of the tower contains a belfry that opens to the exterior through pointed arches on each side, framed by protruding brick diamond-shaped decorative motifs. In the second half of the 16th century, the tower height was raised and its structure changed, adding an octagonal volume at the top. The original apertures were covered over and ceramic ornamentation was added.


Restoration, 20th to 21st century

In 1960, virtually all the ceramic decorative work was renovated based on the original models, particularly the ceramic discs and friezes, some parts of which needed replacing.

Projects and interventions

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Declaration, 21st century

The Official Gazette of Aragon (BOA) from October 8, 2001 published Decree 217/2001, of September 18, by the Government of Aragon, declaring the tower of the church of La Asunción de Nuestra Señora in Almunia de Doña Godina (Zaragoza) an Asset of Cultural Interest, Monument category.


ALLO MANERO Y MATEOS GIL. La Almunia de Doña Godina. Guía histórico-artística, Diputación General de Aragón, Zaragoza, 1987.

LANZAROTE GUIRAL, José María; Arana Cobos, Itziar. Viaje artístico por Aragón de Valentín Carderera: Monumentos arquitectónicos de España. Zaragoza: Institución Fernando el Católico, 2013

VV.AA. La Almunia de Doña Godina, Colección Territorio, Comarca del Valdejalón, p. 251, Diputación General de Aragón, 2003.

VV.AA. Tierra Mudéjar. El Mudéjar Aragonés, Patrimonio Mundial, Heraldo de Aragón D.L. 2002


Tower of the church of La Asunción

Plaza de España
50100 La Almunia de Doña Godina

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