Catedral de Santa María de la Asunción
|Ecclesiastical or organizational status||Cathedral|
The present church was erected between 1517 and 1533 by Juan de Sariñena, Juan de Segura and others. The church was declared a national monument in 1931. Of interest are the thin columns ending in floral and decorated capitals. The central and main altarpiece has scenes dedicated to the Assumption of the Virgin and Passion of Christ with an alabaster base sculpted in a Plateresque in the style of Damián Forment. The upper part was carved in wood between 1600 and 1602. The chapel of San Jose has an altarpiece dedicated to the Abbot St Victorián, and is attributed to Bartolomé Bermejo or his studio.
One of the southern chapels, the Chapel of Miracles, has a venerated wood icon entitled the Santo Cristo de los Milagros, (Christ of the Miracles), carved by Enrique Monjó in 1939 at the end of the Spanish Civil War. One relief also commemorates the martyred bishop, Blessed Florentino Asensio.