St. Bartholomew’s Parish Church


The Herbers Parish Church is situated at the highest point in the village and it’s dedicated to St. Bartholomew the Apostle. It was built in the first half of the 15th century although the style has never really been determined (Gothic, Corinthian and neoclassical). It’s a small church with a rectangular floor plan, three naves and a choir loft. There’s a side chapel with Baroque details. It also houses an interesting ashlar colonnade with a semi-circular Gothic door. Sacred ornaments are kept on the inside from the Royal Monastery of St. Mary of Benifassar which arrived upon the dissolution of the Religious Orders. Fragments of boundary crosses pending restoration are also kept there. Next to the church is the fossar vell, which was the old cemetery; in front is the calvary.