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La Purisima Church

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Address: Plaza Monterrey 7, 37002 Salamanca, Spain
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+34 923 21 27 38

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Art in the interior is well worth visiting.

Some paintings by Ribera and other artists inside a very large church. No English guide available when we visited which made it difficult to understand some aspects of the... read more

Reviewed 1 November 2016
Andrew S
Ormskirk, United Kingdom

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Ormskirk, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 175 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 November 2016

Some paintings by Ribera and other artists inside a very large church. No English guide available when we visited which made it difficult to understand some aspects of the building.

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Anasco, Puerto Rico
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 March 2016

This is a beautiful church not too far from the Plaza Mayor. Mass is offered morning and evening. Though there's usually a person begging for money at the entrance, I never had a problem visiting. The main altar has paintings by José de Ribera, with the centerpiece being his stunning Immaculate Conception that other painters have replicated. If you go... More 

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Hartford, Connecticut
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 January 2016

This is a magnificent church. It is reported that originally it was supposed to be built in Rome. Lucky Salamanca for having this gem of a church. Do visit both inside and outside. Linger over the painting on the alter. Linger.

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Richmond, Virginia
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Reviewed 5 July 2013

Really not much to see in this guy but wanted to include some photos to flesh out this item. The only draw really is the Ribera behind the altar. Personally, not one of his best. Sorry.

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Malaga, Spain
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Reviewed 11 February 2012

La Purisima Church has a very impressive high altarpiece that has a very large painting of the Blessed Virgin, a work by Jose de Ribera. On either side are Corinthian columns. On top there is a crucifix and images of Mary Magdalene and St. John. The tabernacle has jasper, malachite, lapis lazuli, gilded bronze, and statues in gilded bronze. There... More 

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