Monuments of Martos. Historical-artistic heritage
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Royal Parish of Santa Marta
Church built after the Christian conquest, carried out by Fernando III in the s. XIII. The portal and three ribbed vaults, made in Gothic style, stand out.
Following the Renaissance canons, the architect Francisco del Castillo enlarged and remodeled it in the 16th century, building its original Bell Tower that stands out against the background of the Peña.
In it is the Chapel of Jesús Nazareno, built in the 17th century, where we can see the paintings of Antonio García Reinoso, a painter of the 17th century. XVII. Worth noting is also the Silver Tabernacle. The Parish is consecrated to the patron saint of the city, Santa Marta.
Address: Constitution Square.
Approximate opening hours: Mon-Sat from 9:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Sun from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Sanctuary of the Virgin of the Villa
Sanctuary built in the s. XIII, in the years immediately after the Christian conquest. It is seated on a hill and bastion of the Baja defensive Fortress. In the S. XVI was reformed and enlarged by Francisco del Castillo. After the Spanish Civil War it was destroyed, leaving its Bell Tower, an original Renaissance work seated on a tower in the wall, in good condition.
In the 1950s, a new temple was built in its place. In it, María Santísima de la Villa, La Labradora, is venerated, whose festivity is celebrated on Easter Tuesday, two days after Resurrection Sunday. It is the nerve center of the Catholic liturgy.
Address: Plazoleta de la Virgen de la Villa.
Approximate opening hours: Mon-Sun from 9:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Hermitage of San Bartolomé
It is one of the first works built in the city after the Christian conquest. It is dedicated to Saint Bartholomew. Inside there is a beautiful wooden ceiling. It houses the venerated image of María Santísima de la Victoria, queen and lady of La Peña de Martos.
Address: San Bartolomé Street.
Approximate opening hours: Mon-Fri from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Sun from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. and from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Hermitage of San Miguel
Hermitage dedicated to the invocation of the Archangel San Miguel. Its exact date of construction is unknown, although there are indications that it could have been built in the 14th century. It is a simple building, without great decorations, and which has undergone numerous restorations, of which its white walls stand out, very characteristic of the old part of the city. Inside is the carving of San Miguel, and a copy of the original painting of Santo Cristo de Chircales. In the Plaza de El Llanete, next to the Hermitage, the festivities in honor of San Miguel are celebrated, festivities closely linked to the completion of agricultural tasks, on September 29 of each year.
Address: Plaza El Llanete.
Approximate opening hours: Mon-Fri from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. and from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Tuesday afternoon closed.
Church of San Amador and Santa Ana
Church built in the 17th century, dedicated to San Amador de Tucci, patron saint of the city, and to Santa Ana. It was restored after the Civil War. Its square-shaped bell tower stands out.
Address: Calle La Fuente
Approximate opening hours: M – TH from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Sun from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Convent of the Trinitarian Mothers
Convent of cloistered nuns of the Order of the Holy Trinity. It was founded in 1595 thanks to the contribution of Dª Aldonza de Rivas, a resident of Villa de Martos. The Church is dedicated to the Holy Trinity and is the headquarters of different Brotherhoods of Passion and Glory, such as:
- Brotherhood of the Virgin of the Head.
- Our Father Jesus captive and Holy Mary of the Trinity.
- Holy Mary of Solitude.
- Most Holy Christ of Humility and Patience and Mary Most Holy Mother of the Forsaken, Saint John the Evangelist and Our Lady of Good Remedy.
On the outside, the most significant architectural element is the beautiful main doorway made of stone, with Tuscan-style pilasters and the Order's coat of arms in the center. The temple as a whole is one of the most outstanding examples of the architecture developed by the Jiennense Trinitarian Order.
Address: Calle Real de San Fernando.
Approximate opening hours: Mon-Sat from 8:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. and 5:45 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.; Sun from 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Cover of the church of San Francisco de Asís
It is located in the same place where the old convent of the Franciscan religious order was founded, in the Plaza de la Fuente Nueva. The Order arrived in Martos in the 16th century and had a significant impact on the population of Martos. The parish that we know today was built in the 70s, years of the s. XX. From the old church, the beautiful Baroque front of colonial influence is preserved. The great decorative richness of its cover stands out, which offers us the carving of San Francisco de Asís, a rich stone carving, with a large number of decorative, geometric, plant and figurative motifs, as well as the face of an Indian.
Address: Plaza de la Fuente Nueva
Opening hours: Outside.
Old Hospital and Church of San Juan de Dios
Baroque-style building, dates from the 17th century and was ordered to be built by the Mendicant Order of San Juan de Dios. It was divided into two buildings: a hospital and a church. It was restored in 1997, today the hospital is used as the headquarters of the Andalusian Employment Service and the Church, as a Municipal Cultural Hall.
Address: Calle La Fuente
Opening hours: Mon-Fri 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Hermitage of Santa Lucia
Temple built in honor of Saint Lucia of Syracuse. It is a simple hermitage that is accessed through a staircase. In 2009 the roof of the Hermitage collapsed and the image of Santa Lucía was moved to the parish of San Amador. The entire city turned to collaboration for its reform. On December 12, 2015, the image of Santa Lucía was again transferred to her house by the hand of her neighbors, thus inaugurating the new temple, already renovated.
Address: Dolores Escobedo Street.
Approximate opening hours: Mon-Fri from 10:00 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.