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Santuario de la Virgen del Campo. Camarillas

On the outskirts of the town is the Sanctuary of the Virgen del Campo, an architectural complex in which the old hermitage, the new hermitage and several secondary constructions are concentrated around a rectangular open courtyard.

The old hermitage of the Virgen del Campo follows a simple model within the Levantine Gothic style, with a nave of four bays, covered with a simple ribbed vault that preserves remains of the original painting at the chancel. It has been partially lost after the collapse of two sections of the vault at the end of 1995. The ribs in this area are supported by musical angels and cherubs holding heraldic motifs, which show a notable serenity as well as a slight concern for realistic treatment in the representation.

It was built at the end of the 14th or beginning of the 15th century. In the 16th century, the portico was added with four segmental arches supported by cylindrical columns. Above each arch is a window topped by a pediment. All of this reveals the gradual introduction of Renaissance forms.


The Mudejar tower is built on a square base and stone, an octagonal body in brick with white and blue ceramic appliqués. This tower is part of the group formed by the towers of Perales del Alfambra and Navarrete del Río, which are ornamentally linked to the tower of Báguena. All of them are towers built at the beginning of the 17th century, in which Mudejar themes and techniques are combined with other new Renaissance and Mannerist themes and techniques with Christian roots. Thus, in this tower, lozenge patterns and zigzag decorations of Islamic tradition coexist with Renaissance oculi and semicircular arches and details of Christian emphasis such as the crosses inscribed inside niches flanked by pilasters and closed by curved pediments.

Also worthy of note is the magnificent Gothic cross located in front of the chapel courtyard. Part of this cross is installed in the church square.

The new Virgen del Campo hermitage is located next to the old one. It is a typical eighteenth-century Baroque building that is covered in the usual manner of the period. It is notable for the collection of mural paintings that decorate its vaults with Marian themes. The dome, painted in the 18th century, depicts the culminating moment in the iconography of the Virgin: her Coronation. The lunettes are decorated with allegorical figures of the virtues. Other Marian themes appear in the nave and the transept shows the Apparition of the Virgen del Campo.

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