Church of the Conception (Adra - Almeria)

Church of the Conception (Adra)

The Church of the Immaculate Conception is one of the oldest historical monuments in the city of Adra. Its construction dates from the year 1501, making it one of the first of seven holy temples erected in the Alpujarra before 1530. It belonged to the Grenadian diocese until 1957.

Over the centuries, the church has undergone a series of modifications. The first expansion of the church dates from 1599, when net fishing and cane sugar cultivation became popular in the area. The second modification was carried out after a Berber attack in 1620. In the18th century the church was demolished and the three current towers were built, and in the 19th century, the chamber of the Immaculate Conception was built by the new owner of the holy temple.

This has a Latin cross plan, with three naves separated by arches on pillars of the time; the main chapel is covered with a groin vault, and the transept is protected by a half-orange dome.

It should be noted that it is a robust construction, with a combined factory of solid bricks and well-ordered masonry. The volume of this church stands out for its simplicity, fitting perfectly to the transept, as well as the dome attached to a rectangular catalogue.

The decoration of the Immaculate Conception Church is austere, as it does not have an abundance of moulding, although the little that exists was made in plaster. In the area of the altar, the image of the Immaculate Conception stands out. On the outside of the church are two façades; the one with the feet is found between stirrups and is framed in a semi-circular arch.

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