Santa Bárbara Church

Declared an Asset of Local Relevance by the Generalitat Valenciana. It is a church of catholic worship dedicated to Santa Bárbara, patron saint of the municipality. It began to be built in 1721 so it belongs to the late Baroque, with the characteristics and architectural peculiarities of the area. It stands out for its monumentality, standing out from the rest of the buildings in the municipality for its bell tower. Its exterior structure is sober, simple with some simple decorative elements and a spectacular interior that fill the senses. A building with a rectangular plan that was intended to accommodate the largest number of faithful and a Latin cross plan to accommodate the different chapels on its sides. Its main altar is decorated by an altarpiece carved in real cedar wood carved by Los Hermanos Caballero de Sevilla between 2000-2002.

A well-known popular legend says that each man, at the end of his daily work in the field, brought a stone to help in the construction of the new church. That is why it is said that the church of Tàrbena is a work “of the whole town”.

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