Basílica de Santa María

Basilica in Castelló d’Empúries

This broad church seizes attention with its Romanesque tower, intricately carved portal, and a delicate sculpture on its tympanum (above the main entrance) of the Virgin Mary clasping Jesus while the three Magi look on admiringly. A church was first consecrated here in 1064, but today's imposing Catalan Gothic structure dates from the 13th to 15th centuries. Within, check out the 15th-century alabaster main altarpiece and a 14th-century baptismal font used to convert Jews to Christianity.

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