Iglesia de Nuestra Señora de la Asunción

Calle Reyes Catolicos, 1. 23390, Benatae How to get

It is the most important of the Benatae buildings. The temple responds to the sacred Levantine architecture, which could be due to the fact that, during the configuration period of its factory, it belonged to the kingdom of Murcia, a situation that lasted until the suppression of the Military Order of Santiago. Construction began in the 15th century and was completed in the 17th century, which led to the existence of architectural elements of the Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque styles. The façade, next to the epistle, is made of ashlar masonry, with a semicircular arch with convex molding running along the soffit. It is framed in an alfiz that rests in Gothic moldings. The irregular ashlar tower has a characteristic shape: it is quadrangular and three times as long as it is wide, with holes at the ends for the bells. The plant has a central nave in the shape of a rectangle divided into three sections. The presbytery appears behind a pointed main arch. The wooden altarpiece is organized in three streets and in the central one there is the image of the Immaculate in a niche.