Built between the fourteenth and sixteenth centuries, it is one of the most important Gothic-Renaissance examples in the Valencian region. Strongly influenced by the Catalan Gothic style, this temple has acquired a more formidable character.  

The interior is made up of three naves and an ambulatory and the focal point are twelve imposing spiral columns, which constitute one of the few examples in Spain inside churches. At the end of the fifteenth century, the Medina family promoted the construction of the temple, which lasted the whole sixteenth century, where the Renaissance style was used in elements such as the access door to the sacristy and the chapterhouse. Also noteworthy is the limestone baptismal font, created by Jacobo Florentino, and at the foot of the altar, the remains of the grille worked in 1563. It was declared a national historic-artistic monument in 1931 and is acknowledged as a site of cultural interest.

LOCATION

Addres: Plaza Santiago,
Tel.: 965 81 39 19

The building is accessible for persons with reduced movility

SPECIAL SECURITY MESURES DUE TO COVID-19:

  • Face mask required.
  • Keep a safe distance (1,5 meter)
  • The payment of the tickets by credit card is preferred.
  • Guided tours can be booked by email crv.villena@gmail.com or by phone: 965803893.
  • Guided tours maximum capacity: 20 people.

Openings and visits

Open for worship (free entrance): Monday to Thursday from 8:00h to 12:00h and from 18:00h to 21:00h. Friday and Saturday from 8:00h to 10:00h and from 18:00h to 21:00h.
Sundays and holy days:  from 11:30h to 13:00h (Mass at 12:00h)

Guided tours: Opening hours and tours from the Tourist Info Office in Villena, in Plaza de Santiago (next to the church)

Tuesday to Thursday, Monday before holiday and bank holidays: from 12:00h to 14:00h.
Saturday from 11:00h to 14:00h
Friday from 13:00h to 14:00h

Monday: closed


Price: 1€ (0.50€ with discount)

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