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Portress Saint Margaret’s Church
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Inside Saint Margaret’s Church
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Saint Margaret’s Church
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Saint Margaret’s Church
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Portress Saint Margaret’s Church

Saint Margaret’s Church

Also known as Iglesia de la Sangre (Blood’s Church), is not only one of the most significant religious buildings of the town but also a unique landmark in the region because of its particular features in the style of transition from Romanesque to Gothic, very popular after the Christian Reconquest led by king Jaume I.

Built in 1250, at the time when Onda was under the order of the Hospital, it was dedicated to St Margaret. In 1305 the church used to be a gathering place for the members of the Town Council.

It was designed in the transition to Gothic style, so common at the time: the main doorway of masonry Romanesque tradition with some sculptural decoration and sober interior with wooden roof. This austere style is based in the ideal of using the religious building not only for liturgical purposes but for other civil events.

Little stonework over the fundamental structures indicates that this temple was built in a short time. Except for the arches and the main doorway, made of cut stone well squared, the rest of the building and its walls are build mostly with ordinary lime mortar-bonded rough stone.

Its plant is based on a single nave with mudejar-style coffered ceiling. In some of its wooden beams still we can see the heraldic and geometric polychrome motifs honouring those families who helped in the building of the church.

 
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