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Iglesia Parroquial de Santa Bárbara(Higueruelas)

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The parish church is dedicated to Santa Barbara. The first data of this church dates back to 1605 contained in the "Quinque Libri" of the Church of Villar, which at that time was administered by the parish priest of that town. In 1744 there is evidence that the Vicar D. Jaime Roger, a native of Chelva, already had his own parish priest.

The building consists of a nave with a half barrel vault over arches supported by composite pilasters flanked on both sides by a series of side chapels between the buttresses in number of three on each side. The parish church of Santa Barbara is rectangular in shape and was originally an old hermitage when the town was linked to Domeño. It was enlarged in 1901 and 1910 by the master builder Miguel Gurrea from Mogente, preserving the main architecture except for the roof of the bell tower (a study is currently underway to return the tower to its original state).

The altar dedicated to St. Joseph is a baroque altarpiece from the late seventeenth century and early eighteenth century, located in the side chapel of the parish and restored in 2003 by students from the Polytechnic University of Valencia led by Professor Enriqueta González.

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