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Church of Santuario de Torreciudad description and photos - Spain: Aragonese Pyrenees. Detailed information about the attraction. Description, photographs and a map showing the nearest significant objects. The title in English is Santuario de Torreciudad.
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In one of the towns of the province of Ribagosa, located in the Aragon Pyrenees, there is an amazing church dedicated to St. Mary - the Church of Santuario de Torresiudad. The church is located in a picturesque place on the banks of the Sinka River. This is a fairly young temple structure, built by the architect Eliodoro Dols between 1970 and 1975. The modern temple is distinguished by original architecture and large-scale dimensions. 500 people can be inside the temple at the same time. During the construction of the temple, materials were used that remained after many destroyed ancient buildings scattered in the territory of Aragon. The walls of the temple are predominantly lined with pink stone, which was turned by hand.
There are choirs on two floors of the temple, crypts with four chapels and 40 confessions. The main altar of the temple was made by the Catalan sculptor Juan Meine Torras. The altar is decorated with scenes from the life of the Holy Virgin Mary, and in one of the niches there is a figure of Our Lady of Torresiudad, revered in Spain. One of the chapels, located on the second floor, houses a magnificent bronze statue of Jesus Christ, created by the Italian artist and sculptor Pasquale Ciancalepore.
An organ with more than 4 thousand pipes is installed in the church building, and an organ music festival is held in the church building every August. Concerts and other cultural events are also held in the premises of the temple.
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