Church that is part of our heritage


A Catholic church that began life as a mosque has been declared a part of Andalucia’s historic heritage by the regional government.

The 16th century Church of the Annunciation in Abla was one of 14 monuments or buildings to receive the designation.

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Built between 1540 and 1559 on the site of a mosque by Francisco Lorenço, it was sacked during a Muslim rebellion a decade later.

Renovations and extensions over the years have resulted in the church having a baroque appearance.

The façade has a brick front, composed of a single arch supported by Tuscan pillars, an entablature with a frieze decorated with cherubs. There are also two small circular windows that illuminate the choir.


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