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Teulada Moraira

Església Santa Caterina Teulada

The parish church of Santa Caterina, located in the square called Plaça d’Espanya in the town of Teulada, was built on top of an older church as a structure with a dual purpose: defensive and liturgical.

Currently, it consists of two distinct parts: the first dating back to the 16th century, and a series of expansions that took place in the 18th century. In the 18th century, the church was expanded by erecting a cross with a lowered spherical dome at the feet, aiming to give it the shape of a Latin cross as an extension of the old Gothic plan. In the mid-19th century, the new sacristy and the communion chapel, which houses a relic of the saint, were constructed. During the early 20th century, after demolishing the clock tower, a bell tower with a hexagonal plan (in mediaeval tradition) was erected, with dimensions of 24 metres in circumference at the base and a height of 31 metres.

This primitive part is presented as a single-nave temple with four sections, altars between buttresses, a pointed arch vault with tierceron ribs, and a polygonal apse with five sides and a star-shaped vault, which features the coat of arms of the parish on the keystone.

The orientation of the main altar was also changed from east to west, and the Neo-Classical style door, called Porta Nova, was opened.

Additionally, all the defensive features that this church had as a fortress disappeared. Today, it is only possible to observe some sections of the wall at the back of the temple. The church was restored in 1979.

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