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Iglesia Parroquial de San Miguel Arcángel(Puebla de San Miguel)

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The church of San Miguel Arcángel follows the model of the Trentino temple, common in the parishes of the region: it has a rectangular floor plan, a wide central nave and seven shallow side chapels. The choir is located in the foot section, high up, and the sacristy next to the presbytery, on the Epistle side. One of the most attractive spaces is the "Communion chapel", with a Latin cross floor plan, crowned by a beautiful dome on pendentives and whose construction dates from the 18th century. The whole parish complex is completed with the bell tower, located at the foot, which still boasts several old bells such as the "Mediana" (16th century) and the "Tiplet" (18th century).
The parish of Puebla still conserves a good catalogue of movable heritage, although during the revolution and Spanish Civil War (1936-1939) it suffered a great deal of despoilment: altars, altarpieces, images, sacred vessels, sacred ornaments, a variety of artistic objects, metals, jewels of the Virgin, etc., partially destroying the high reliefs of the presbytery - which represent the Birth of Jesus and the Adoration of the Magi: the faces of the main characters were literally destroyed -, and the valuable parish archive. It is worth mentioning the altarpiece of the Virgin of the Rosary, from the middle of the 16th century - restored on the occasion of the exhibition of The Light of the Images (Segorbe, 2001) - whose main panels depict Saint Michael and Saint John the Baptist, in whose central niche there is currently an image of the Virgin of the Rosary. Both the main altar and some of the chapels conserve part of the altarpieces carved in the Baroque period: of note is the chapel of Christ, presided over by a carving of the Crucified Christ dating from the 17th century, as well as the chapel of the Serra family, a family of local patrons who commissioned the painting of the great canvas of the Last Judgement from the 18th century.

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