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Iglesia de la Purísima Concepción(Gestalgar)

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View of the façade of the Church of Gestalgar from the Plaza de la Constitución. It is a minor work, far from the most important artistic circles, and whose author is known by means of an attribution from which the subsequent histography that has studied the temple has departed. The parish depends on the archpriesthood of Nuestra Señora de Montiel de Benaguacil and has a curato de ascenso de segunda. Previously it belonged to the archpriesthood of Villar del Arzobispo. It was probably in the eighteenth century when Gestalgar had an independent parish dedicated to the Immaculate Conception, when it was separated from the Parish of Chulilla, to which it had belonged until then.

The construction history remains anonymous, as the parish archives were destroyed during the Civil War. Laguno attributed it to the architect Antonio Gilabert, saying that among other works, he had designed "... the parish churches of Turís and Cheste-Algar in that kingdom...". Bérchez thinks that the temple, which is discussed here, was erected in the 1780s, although years later, in 1794 the designs of its altarpieces, the work of Vicente Marzo, were approved, and in 1805 the design of the bell tower.

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