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Torre Barroco Mudejar Iglesia de San Andrés Apóstol. Alpeñés



It is the work of the builder Francisco Quílez, who completed it in 1762. Shortly afterwards, in 1830, a beautiful baptistery was built.

Of the old church, only the doorway remains. The building that can be seen today, with a single nave and a barrel vault with lunettes, was completed in the 1960s. The rest of the old church is also the tower which, with two octagonal brick bodies on a square masonry one, crowns the village. This tower belongs to the eighteenth-century epigone of the Mudejar tradition, when the Mudejar motifs are framed within a volumetry with a classical flavour.

The altarpiece of the presbytery, with stipes and a gilded wooden tabernacle, dates from the 18th century. The altarpiece dedicated to the Virgen del Pilar, from the primitive hermitage of the Virgen de la Langosta, which collapsed in the 1960s, was made in 1678 and has lost some canvases. The main altarpiece of this hermitage is in the parish church of Cella.

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