Almendralejo: Church of Our Lady of Purification

Almendralejo: Church of Our Lady of Purification
Almendralejo: Church of Our Lady of Purification 

After finishing the day’s walk along the Via la Plata, our usual routine is to have a shower, wash our walking cloths and have a short nap. Then once cleaned up and rested we will have a walk around the town checking out the sights and the cafe’s.  Just a couple of days ago were in Almendralejo when we came across the Church of our Lady of Purification.

We were in awe of the stunning fresco’s in the Gothic Church. As there were parishioners seated in prayer and the priest was walking to the alter it was obvious that the Service was just about to begin. While this maybe a historic site to see, study and enjoy, it is also a Holy site for many, and a place of worship for the congregation. We sat quietly near the door for a few minutes, soaking up the beauty around us, I click of a few photos as discreetly as possible just prior to the Service beginning and we quietly left.

This is one of many moments that I wish we spoke more than what I call “restaurant” Spanish! I would have loved to stay until after the Service to talk to the Priest, to learn more about this history of the church and ask for permission to photograph the lovely frescos at a time that was not so busy.

Almendralejo: Church of Our Lady of Purification
Almendralejo: Church of Our Lady of Purification
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2 thoughts on “Almendralejo: Church of Our Lady of Purification

  1. I just love these old churches. The graceful, soaring arches reaching to the sky always amaze me! How do they build them? The physics underlying the ability of these spindly structures – how they can support 100’s of tons of stone -leaves me in awe. The art that lies within these churches is always breath taking. Keep these fabulous photos coming Janice!

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