Church of Saint Onuphrius (Alguazas - Murcia)

What to see in Alguazas



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Chimneys (Alguazas - Murcia)
In Alguazas, it is possible to take a tour to observe the old chimneys that belonged to an industrial complex.

Among the chimneys that can be observed are those belonging to the Cobarro Factory, the La Molinera Factory, the Templado Factory and the Paco Serna Factory.

Alguazas was always one of the most important cities in Spain in the production of preserves. Many of the factories were created at the beginning of the 20th century.
Once Spain entered the European Union, with the opening to new markets and the lack of investment, many companies had to close. One of the last was La Molinera, which survived until the end of the 20th century.

Saint Onuphrius Church

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Saint Onuphrius Church (Alguazas - Murcia)
The town of Alguazas had to move in 1528. When the population moved, it was necessary to build a new temple. The church was built between 1528 and 1535 and you can see in it a Mudejar style, although new styles were added in the successive reforms, so that today the appearance is quite eclectic.

At the end of the 1700s, a large headboard with a central plan was attached to the side of the apse, which today dominates the whole of the church. In this way, the old temple of Saint Onuphrius became a nave of the new building.
Inside, the ornaments painted in blood red and green are impressive, similar to the ceilings seen in Saint Francis in Mula.

Immaculate Conception Hermitage

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Immaculate Conception Hermitage (Alguazas - Murcia)
Its construction is supposed to have taken place after the War of Succession, that is to say, after 1713. In 1796, it became the main burial place of the city, as the Parish Church of Saint Onuphrius had been undergoing remodelling since 1790 and its burial space had probably been saturated.

In 1850, it was enlarged. Throughout its history, numerous reforms have been carried out, with the last one in 1997, when the original level of the ground and its roofs were recovered.
The building has simple lines and its main portal has a neo-Gothic style. The image of the Immaculate Conception was carved out of wood in a Valencian workshop in the 1940s.

Old Tower

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Old Tower (Alguazas - Murcia)
Also known as Bishop Tower, this is located in the Huerta de Abajo area, two kilometres from the centre of Alguazas, strategically located at the confluence of the Mula and Segura rivers.

It is believed that it was built in the 14th century and that its function was to control the area, which was fertile and productive soil. In addition, from its position, it allowed for observation of the surrounding territories, thus providing security to the peasants and shepherds.
Without a doubt, it also served to demonstrate the power that the lord had over his vassals, at a time when the bishops of Cartagena exercised dominion over the town of Alguazas.

The current appearance of the tower is quite different from the original, as among the reforms that were made in the 19th century, a body with a hipped roof was added.

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