Iglesia de la Inmaculada Concepción

Sot de Ferrer

This is a beautiful construction that belongs to the Doric-Tuscan classical architectural order. It is very large and well-proportioned. 

Its floor is in the shape of a perfect Latin cross. It has one 40-metre rectangular nave that is 37 metres wide and holds a transept that measures 30 metres in length (27 in span) by 8.20 metres in breadth. It measures 12 metres in height and its walls are 1.5 metres thick. The majestic, lit lantern tower rests on the four main, wide chamfer arches and on the four vaulted squinch arches. It is made of connected, level arches, and between them are eight picture windows that let in light. Some of them are blocked up. Above this section is the hemispheric vault.

The main altar is the highlight of the interior. Created by Juan de Juanes, it is one of the most important Valencian paintings from the Renaissance. A panelled oil painting, it consists of two main sections. The Virgin Mary appears surrounded by her parents in the lower section, and God appears in the upper section. The church also houses a late 14th-century panel of Saint Michael the Archangel, which is attributed to Gerardo Starnina’s group.

Neo-Classical in style, it overlooks the Plaza de la Iglesia. The church is dedicated to the Immaculate Conception.