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Photo Essay : Churches of Spain


I’ve had the pleasure to visit Spain several times over the last five years. One of the highlights of every trip I’ve taken is visiting the churches in Spain. From the smallest village to the largest city, you will have churches in every area of Spain. Here are a few of the photos I’ve taken over the last several years of the churches of Spain. I hope you enjoy viewing them as much as I did taking them.

A Romanesque altar mural in the Val de Boi

A Romanesque altar mural in the Val de Boi in Catalonia

The front entrance to the world famous Sagrada Familia in Barcelona

A church door in Benidorm

Inside the Cathedral of Elche

A Goya fresco inside the Royal Chapel of St. Anthony of La Florida in Madrid

The dining hall of the Poblet Monastery, a UNESCO World Heritage Site

Inside the church of the Poblet Monastery

Altar inside the church in Laguardia

The facade of the Church of Santa Maria in the village of Laguardia in the Basque Country

Romanesque ceiling mural in the Val de Boi

Church cemetery in Barruera

Facade of the Cathedral of Santa Maria in Valencia

The altar of the Cathedral of Santa Maria in Valencia

The object which is claimed to be the actual Holy Grail in the Cathedral of Valencia

A church interior on the island of Tenerife

Chapel in Real Santuario del Cristo de La Laguna in Tenerife

Outside the Cathedral of Las Palmas on the island of Grand Canarias

The Cathedral of La Laguna in Tenerife

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  1. Ross Corbett says:

    Incredible photos Gary, I especially love the Church cemetery in Barruera. What lens did you use?

  2. Brimshack says:

    That is some awesome architecture, …which I suppose was the point of producing it. :)

  3. Kristina says:

    Great and interesting photos. Thanks for share :)

  4. Beautiful! My favorite is La Sagrada Familia in Barcelona. There was speculation last year that it would not be finished for another 50 years–and yet it already has been blessed by the Pope even though it is incomplete–with four climbing cranes on it!

    Love the photos (Nikon 200?), from the glowing red candles at the beginning of this series to the great cathedrals and monasteries throughout. Kudos.

  5. So many fantastic images here. Makes me want to start a church series myself. My favorite is the shot from Poblet Monastery.

  6. Cat says:

    Lovely photos, and perhaps there’s a few more To add: Santiago, Seville, Granada…on the next trip!

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