28.

Lorca

(483m)(842)
Bar (a shy place almost afraid of advertising its presence- weekends only), fountain, rooms.


A pilgrim hospital served pilgrims and the local community in the thirteenth century. Impressed by its good works, Teobaldo 1,  left the hospital a legacy in 1270. The church  off Santa Maria with a Romanesque apse and Gothic nave was constructed in 1209. Some   notable architectural elements were added in the sixteenth century.

A processional cloister was created beside the church in the flamboyant Gothic style of the fifteenth century. This is unlike that of the monastery of Monte Olivia in its configuration of space and decoration. The door of the church, beautifully designed  and harmoniously proportioned, is plateresque.  The renaissance-style tower, with a square base and an octagonal upper part, dates from the sixteenth century.


The choir stalls (1561) are most handsome. The Gothic painted panels of the altarpiece of the chapel of Eulate (XVI century) are very striking, excellently composed and coloured. This is particularly true of the two figures representing the Visitation. The main altarpiece and its wings are baroque and the polychrome wood figure of Santa Maria is fifteenth century gothic.


Directions:
Go through village past church (on your right) and down main street to road. Continue to top of hill. Turn left, then right along path boardered by cornfields and parallel to road. Follow track to village of Villatuerta.

4.5km to Villatuerta

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