In the 16th century, the old Mudejar church, rebuilt after the Christian conquest of the lands occupied by the Muslims, was replaced by another one of Renaissance style, which is at present the oldest part of the current structure.
In 1649, the major chapel was added under the direction of Fray Lorenzo de San Nicolás, acquiring the church its present aspect. In 1855, the building had to be reformed due to the numerous damages suffered during the French invasion. Almost a century and a half later, in 1989, it was elevated to "Minor Basilica" through a pontifical bull signed by Pope John Paul II. Shortly after, in 1993, the church, a mixture of Renaissance and Baroque styles, was declared a Property of Cultural Interest. A great part of its value lies in the ceramics that coat and decorate the walls and whose chronology covers from the 16th to the 20th century.
Project date: 16th century
Opening times (masses):
October to April: Monday to Saturday: 11:00-12:00-18:30 / Sundays: 11:00-13:00-18:30
May to September: Monday to Saturdays: 11:00-12:00-20:00 / Sundays: 11:00-13:00-20:00
Av. Extremadura 19
45600 Talavera de la Reina