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The Gothic Church of Santa Maria la Mayor in the walled village of Morella, Castellon in Spain.

The walled village of Morella in the Castellon province of Spain is home to the Gothic Church of Santa Maria la Mayor and is situated high above a lovely green valley on a rocky cliff. The location of Morella is over a 1000 meters above sea level and this was ideal in ancient times as the hill is a natural fortress. Morella saw its share of battles with many invaders.The Church of Santa Maria la Mayor in Morella, Spain is considered one of the best examples of Gothic architecture is the Valencia region. The building of the church began in the 13th century, but the elevated choir dates from the 15th century and is reached by a beautifully carved marble spiral staircase.Except for the two outstanding portals depicting the Apostles and the Virgins and the blue-tiled dome, the exterior of the Basilica de Santa Maria la Mayor is quite austere. However, inside, the high altar and sanctuary are decorated in lavish baroque style, and the stained glass windows are exceptional. ... continue below the picture...


Gothic Church Morella Spain

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Gothic Church Morella Spain
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... The village of Morella in Castellon, Spain has many interesting places to see, and the Church of Santa Maria la Mayor should be at the top of the list.Basilica de Santa Maria la Mayor in the village of Morella, Castellon, El Maestrat, Valencia, Spain, Europe.

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I photographed this photo with the digital SLR camera model Canon EOS-1Ds Mark II, aperture of f/7.1, exposure time of 1/200 sec. on ISO 100, as always I used a original Canon Lens, the focus lenght for this picture was 60mm.

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Gothic Church Morella Spain
The Gothic Church of Santa Maria la Mayor in the walled village of Morella, Castellon in Spain.
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Rolf Hicker
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