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Basilica of Santa Lucía del Trampal

Visit the only Visigothic church still standing in the south of the Iberian Peninsula.

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A Visigothic treasure


Location and Contact:

Carretera EX-382, 3 km en dirección a Montánchez (Calle fuente del Castaño s/n)
10160 Alcuéscar , Cáceres (Extremadura)
Opening times

1st October to 31 May
Tuesday-Saturday, 10 am-2 pm and 4-7 pm
Sunday, 10 am-2 pm.


1st June to 30 September
Tuesday-Saturday, 10 am-2 pm and 5-8 pm
Sunday, 10 am-2 pm.
Closed on Mondays.

Fee

Free admittance

  • Visit the only Visigothic church still standing in the south of the Iberian Peninsula.

    Just a few metres from El Trampal spring, after which it is named, stands the Basilica of Santa Lucía del Trampal, undoubtedly one of the most important buildings in the Cáceres town of Alcuéscar. It is well worth visiting, not only because it is one of the finest examples of Hispanic-Visigothic architecture in all of Spain, but also to admire the beauty of the surrounding area, nestled in the foothills of the Sierra del Centinela.

    Apparently, the basilica was built toward the end of the 7th century as part of a convent pertaining to the Templar monks, for which it served as a chapel, with a single nave and three chapels in the chancel. Along with the transept, the chancel is the truly Visigothic part, built upon perfectly-angled dressed stone. The main body of the church is believed to have been built around the 14th or 15th century.

  • Origin:
  • 7th century
  • 8th century
  • Construction:
  • Basilica
  • Art period:
  • Visigoth
  • Period in history:
  • Various periods
  • Various styles
  • Accessibility:

    • Accessible car park
    • Toilet with disabled access
    • Toilet for disabled people in common areas

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