Our Lady of Hope Parish Church


This temple belongs to the Diocese of Segorbe-Castellón, specifically to the archpriesthood of St. Anthony the Great based in Jérica.1​

It’s a 16th century building. Built following the guidelines of Mannerism style yet with regional variants, masonry and ashlar materials are present.  The facade is structured on the epistle side where both the entrance to the temple, via a double staircase, as well as the bell tower are located. 23​

The floor plan features a single nave with chapels at a lower height than the central area among buttresses and a ribbed-vault ceiling in the nave, main sanctuary, presbytery and side chapels. It also has a sacristy and lower choir (with a drop front), yet both of these are covered by a flat ceiling. There are three corridors in this layout.2​

During the 1936 war, the temple suffered serious damage meaning it had to be almost completely rebuilt.  This was done by the Spanish national “Devastated Regions and Repairs” service.  Nowadays, only the first section of the church remains of the original temple in addition to the slope that had been built to even the square terrain out with the structure.32​

Externally it is attached by the apse to other buildings.  A ceramic tile eave decorated with corbels of the same material can be seen.2​

The façade, which, as already mentioned, is on one side of the building, has a portico-type doorway (with a barrel vault-shaped roof that is higher than over the chapels located between the buttresses). The Renaissance altarpiece-like door features two wooden leaves lined with metal plating.  It’s framed by pilasters comprised of a grooved shaft with a smooth architrave and a niche with a triangular pediment and spherical decorations. A sundial can also be seen to the left of the door.2​

This facade side is where the bell tower is located.  It’s made of brick just like the rest of the temple in addition to masonry and ashlar.  There are four segments (the first of which is shaped like a slope) plus the finish.