Basílica de Nuestra Señora del Prado

Basilica in Talavera de la Reina

Talavera’s main church is sometimes dubbed the ‘Sistine Chapel of ceramics’ for its intricate tilework, which showcases the city’s finest azulejos (tiles), many of them painted with religious themes. It sits amid elegant gardens right next to Talavera’s bullring, where an infamous corrida (bullfight) saw Spain’s most famous bullfighter, ‘Joselito El Gallo’ fatally gored in May 1920. A statue of the fallen idol decorates the gardens outside.