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Iglesia de Santa María la Mayor(Oliva)

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The temple is considered an example of Valencian architecture of the 18th century. It corresponds to a classicist baroque. The current temple of Santa Maria is the result of several construction phases. In 1683 a remodeling began but was never finished and in 1705 the construction of the present church began. This church has some singularities such as the arches that support the tabernacle, which were originally designed as buttresses. Its façade is a smooth wall with a mixtilinear upper profile where a brick arch stands out. Inside, the floor plan is rectangular with a main nave of four bays covered with a barrel vault. The decoration is sober, with few reliefs and gold. This church also has a Rosary Chapel, a parish museum and a crypt where exhibitions are held.

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