Colegiata de Nuestra Señora de la Asunción

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The Colegiata de Nuestra Señora de la Asunción (Spanish for: Collegiate Church of Saint Mary of the Assumption is a Catholic temple built in the sixteenth century in the town of Osuna, in Andalusia, Spain. It was founded by Juan Téllez-Girón, 4th Count of Ureña. It was declarated Bien de Interés Cultural (Good of Cultural Interest) in 1931.[1]

The interior has a nave and two aisles, five chapels and a presbytery. The interior of the church has a rich Renaissance decoration. It has a beautiful Baroque main altar, made throughout the eighteenth century, and the chapels on the sides are all very attractive. In the interior, the huge sacristy is now a museum that exhibits a magnificent collection with five paintings by José de Ribera (El Españoleto) and a carving by Juan de Mesa.[2]

There is a Pantheon of the Dukes on a lower level that was built in Plateresque style in 1545 and contains a small chapel with an altarpiece attributed to Roque Balduque, a paint of Hernando de Esturmio, and the tombs of the Dukes of Osuna.[2]

Filming[edit]

Some of the scenes of Game of Thrones (season 5) were filmed in the Collegiate Church of Osuna in October 2014.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Base de datos Patrimonio Inmueble de Andalucía. Instituto Andaluz de Patrimonio Histórico". iaph.es. Retrieved March 10, 2016.
  2. ^ a b Agredano Alonso, Jesús; Villalba López, María del Valle (January 2008). "La Colegiata de Osuna" (PDF). Arte, arqueología e historia. (15): 93–97. ISSN 1886-0990. Retrieved March 10, 2016.
  3. ^ "Andalusia moves a piece in Game of Thrones". spain.info. Retrieved March 10, 2016.

Coordinates: 37°14′21″N 5°06′01″W / 37.2392°N 5.1003°W / 37.2392; -5.1003