Church of Our Lady of the Assumption (Alsodux - Almeria)

What to see in Alsodux


Church of Our Lady of the Assumption

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Church of Our Lady of the Assumption (Alsodux - Almeria)
The Church of Our Lady of the Assumption is located at the entrance of Alsodux, next to the old inlet from the source of the Santa Cruz river.

This site is where the town's mosque was previously located.

The church was burned during the Moorish rebellion in 1566 and it was ordered to be rebuilt at the beginning of the 17th century by the Duke of Maqueda, according to his lordly obligations with the Taha of Marchena.
The church is in keeping with the typical Mudejar church design of the Alpujarra of Almeria. It has an unadorned bell tower that resembles an old Islamic minaret, but which in fact is built in a defensive mode of construction to represent the danger of Moorish and pirates.

The Animas Hermitage


The hermitage is located at the entrance of the town and dates from the 19th century.

It was destroyed by a flood at the end of the 19th century and was rebuilt 100 metres higher and close to the town.

It is not in keeping with the usual hermitage model in the Alpujarra of Almeria, as the hemisphere shaped cover is hidden by a simple cover of neogothic style.

The Fountain of Alsodux


It is one of the best preserved fountains in the entire Alpujarra of Almeria and dates from the 20th century.

Fountains were fundamental elements of the traditional culture of Alpujarra as they ensured domestic hygiene before installation of public water supplies to rural houses in the sixties and seventies of the last century.

In addition, they were popular locations for social interaction.

The Clock Tower


This tower was built during the 19th century in the highest part of the town, and dominates the urban views.

It traditionally served as a clock for local residents when only the wealthiest bourgeois could afford to have timepieces.

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