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Chapel of Nuestra Señora del Ara

The structure and architecture of the chapel of Nuestra Señora del Ara has evolved over time since it was built in the 14th century, but it still preserves the essence of the Mudejar style.

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Mixture of styles


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Fuente del Arco , Badajoz (Extremadura)
  • The structure and architecture of the chapel of Nuestra Señora del Ara has evolved over time since it was built in the 14th century, but it still preserves the essence of the Mudejar style.

    The chapel of Nuestra Señora del Ara, located in the foothills of the Sierra Morena and a few kilometres from the municipality of Fuente del Arco in Badajoz province, was built in the late 14th century. The arcade on the south façade of the church reveals the Mudejar style that was used in its design, which fuses with the Roman columns you will find on the door that leads to the interior. The church's only nave is covered by a barrel vault. In the courtyard you will see the adjoining buildings, designed by the Order of Santiago. The belltower is raised on the walls at the foot of the church and is comprised of two sections. From it you can see the mountains of the Sierra de San Miguel and the Sierra del Viento, and the banks of the Ara.

    View the outside of the church in 3D

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  • Origin:
  • 14th century
  • Construction:
  • Shrine
  • Art period:
  • Gothic
  • Mudejar
  • Period in history:
  • Various periods
  • Various styles
  • 14th century

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