Orihuela attractions

Top Choice Cathedral in Orihuela

Catedral de San Salvador

Low slung but achieving an understated majesty nonetheless, this cathedral is built of light-coloured stone in the centre of the old town and features three finely carved portals. Unusually, the altar is enclosed at…
Gallery in Orihuela

Museo Diocesano de Arte Sacro

This sizeable and sober episcopal palace next to the cathedral now holds a collection of religious art. There are some fine pieces but the undisputed highlight is the masterly Temptation of St Thomas by Velázquez. A…
Monastery in Orihuela

Convento de Santo Domingo

A 16th-century monastery and university with two fine Renaissance cloisters and a refectory clad in 18th-century tile work, Santo Domingo was built on a monumental scale and houses a school. The stern but noble line…
Public Art in Orihuela

Murales de San Isidro

Barrio de San Isidro was decorated with dozens of murals by well-known artists during the cultural flowering of the 1970s, in homage to Miguel Hernández, the Orihuela poet who died in a Francoist prison after the ci…
Church in Orihuela

Iglesia de Santiago Apóstol

One of Orihuela's many noteworthy buildings is this mainly 14th-century church, with an impressive late-Gothic facade and a more extrovert baroque portal alongside. Inside it's a melange of Renaissance arches and Go…
Church in Orihuela

Iglesia de las Santas Justa y Rufina

Worth admiring is this church's Renaissance facade and its Gothic bell tower graced with gargoyles. The single-naved interior also preserves architecture from both periods. The church was built over a mosque after t…