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Pintura Mural de Alarcon. Unesco

Calle Infante D Juan 0 | Iglesia de San Juan Bautista, 16214 Alarcon, Spain
+34 615 66 96 94
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A lovely piece of art!

This entire church is decorated by the young artist Jesus Mateo, and you may enter as part of a... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Linda F
,
Hamar, Norway
What a surprise

We happened to stumble into this place and were amazed at the large murals painted on the walls and... read more

Reviewed 31 December 2017
WPLandry
,
Fairfax, Virginia
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  • Average8%
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Calle Infante D Juan 0 | Iglesia de San Juan Bautista, 16214 Alarcon, Spain
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This entire church is decorated by the young artist Jesus Mateo, and you may enter as part of a guided tour around town. Extremely interesting!

Thank Linda F
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Reviewed 31 December 2017

We happened to stumble into this place and were amazed at the large murals painted on the walls and ceilings. It was beautiful inside. It was very relaxing and truly a nice place to sit and enjoy the quiet.

Thank WPLandry
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Reviewed 19 October 2017 via mobile

It was the only church I could go into, in Alarcón, without booking on the twice daily tour, that would only be in Spanish. For 3 euros I got to see the most amazing modern style art, covering all the walls and ceilings. Best money...More

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Reviewed 16 October 2017

The walls and ceiling of the 16th century (desacralized) San Juan Bautista Church contain the “Murals of Alarcon” which were painted by the contemporary artist Jesús Mateo who, under the patronage of the UNESCO, took six years to complete the project. The mural paintings are...More

Thank Stingray44
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Reviewed 23 May 2017

The interior of this disused church has been transformed by the artist with huge stunning murals. It's 3 Euro per person for entry. Really impressive.

Thank AMTLondon
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Reviewed 24 April 2017

A riot of colour, with style that builds on the Spanish traditions of Picasso, Miro and Dali, with a hint of Chagall! Well worth the €3 entrance - open on Sunday afternoons and several other days.

Thank Kent_Kipper
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Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

If you could paint the inside of an ancient church, what would you do? Thus space is reminiscent of ancient cave paintings. "Primordial," and "the universal unconscious" seem apt descriptions. Not what I'd want to see every day, but fascinating.

Thank Vrsol
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Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

Surprising gem. We had no idea this was in Alarcón and stumbled upon it completely by accident. Well worth a visit. Breathtaking.

Thank angus_barber
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