Inside the Assumption church (Iglesia de la Asuncion) in Priego de Cordoba.

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Parroquia de la Asunción

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On the edge of the Barrio de La Villa, this church represents a high point in Andalucian baroque chiefly thanks to its wonderful Sagrario (Sacristy), where whirls of frothy white stucco work surge upwards to two beautiful cupolas – all the work of local artist Francisco Javier Pedrajas in the 1780s. Even if baroque churches normally make you yawn, this is something special.

For further super-lavish church ornamentation, head to the Iglesia de la Aurora and Iglesia de San Francisco, both rebuilt in baroque style in the 18th century.

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