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Church of San Vicente de Arana

Iglesia de San Vicente De Arana - Álava Turismo

The church, whose present appearance is due mainly to the reconstruction done during the 16th century, but still containing remnants of the first church, from the 15th-16th centuries, on the chancel and the choir section.

This first church had a rectangular floor plan and no transept.

The present temple is in the form of a Greek cross with an octagonal chancel covered by stellar vaults. The sacristy is also covered by this type of vault.

The doorway consists of a rounded arch decorated with geometric motifs on two moulded capitals. The double altar superposed with a decorated recessed arch is noteworthy.

Later, although still in the 16th century, the baptistery was built, open on the north side of the presbytery and covered by a ribbed vault.

The 16th-17th century tower features spans with rounded arches. There are a set of 16th century images on the lower part of the main altar, somewhat moth-eaten, and a post-medieval undecorated font.

Further Information

The church of San Vicente de Arana is located in the village of the same name, in the Montaña Alavesa (mountains of Álava ) region. It is 47 kilometres from Vitoria-Gasteiz and can be reached via two routes: A-1 as far as Salvatierra and then via the A-2128 and A-132 to Santa Cruz de Campezo, here taking the A-2128


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