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Religious Collection Abades

Abades has a great and important architectural collection formed by the present parish church of Our Lady of the Forsaken, a small but beautiful Romanesque church, rectory and stone cross governing all from above the driveway.

The imposing sanctuary, remarkable for its neoclassical style, was erected in the 18th century by the Master of Works Melchor Ricoi as a result of the drive of the Valencian parish priest, D. Joaquín Espes, and the contributions of the faithful and their Marian devotion.

It stands out because of its style adapted to the region and the grandeur of the work, of which the dome, the highest tower in the area, with its balcony, three bodies, crowned with a capital, and murals painted by the artist Jorge Calvo in 1773 and existing images inside dedicated to San Xaquín and San Xosé, carved by sculptor Gambino (1722-1775).

But it is necessary to do a critique of the church dedicated to Sta. María and which humbly accompanies the sanctuary. Built in the 12th century it is of great historical interest due to the noteworthy painted murals it still preserves inside and an equally unusual collection of zoomorphic corbels on the exterior of a wall.