Church of Our Lady of the Assumption in ValdemecaValdemeca (Cuenca)GPS: 40.22489929199219, -1.7435400485992432
The town of Valdemeca gives its name to the mountains in which it is found, upon a hill at the foot of the valley of the river of the same name. Only 73 km separates it from the capital, and it is in the area of the high sierras of Cuenca. The heart of the town centers around the Plaza del Coso, where we find the City Hall and where the main streets of Valdemeca begin, calle de la Belén and la Mayor. Following the first we will arrive at the church of the Assumption, built in the 15th and 16th centuries and worth visiting.
WHAT WE’LL SEE
With an apse wider than the nave, and lovely bell gable at the foot of the building with three hollows for the bells, one bell smaller, this temple receives the visitor. Its main feature we will find inside the rectangular nave with two adjoined chapels at the presbytery. It is a baptismal font very similar to the one we can see in Laguna del Marqusado. It is decorated with a meander of floral motifs with six leaves joined together and series of horseshoe arches. This type of ornamentation leads us to wonder about its Mozarabic influence.
Freely accessible, respecting the hours of worship.
A visit to the Ethnological Museum “La Puentecilla”, privately owned. The exhibition is made up of a careful selection of objects of daily life and traditional tools. It is in a rural house that, in addition to being lodging, has a woodcarving workshop.