The local council of Güéjar Sierra will implement a new cultural initiative to broad its touristic offer. Togheter with Association of Entrepeneurs, it has started a specific route to the church Ntra. Sra. Virgen del Rosario, the most historical, cutural and religious monument monument.
Cultural womancouncil, Sonia Fernández, has emphasized the historical value of this buildind that is “a reflection of the development of the Kingdom of Granade after Catholic King’s Reconquest”.
Built above two Christian Churches and an anciente muslim mosque, it gets its name from the Virgen del Rosario’s protection during Ottoman’s Empire War at 1571.
Guide tours will be direct by both the cultural and tourism womencouncils themself, Sonia Fernández and Elisabeth García, as well as members of the Association of Entrepeneurs, properly trained for this event.
“We want visitors to get involve in our urban life and know, not only our natural resources, but the history of our village through so important and architectural value monuments as our Church”, Elisabeth García has said.
Visits will take place twice in a week: on Saturdays from 11:00 to 13:00 and Wenesdays from 17:00 to 19:00 (from 19:00 to 21:00 in summer). To make the route you won’t need to be registered. just enough to be in the meeting point (churh) a few minutes before the beginning. “Through this initiative we add new touristic resources to people who want to know our village while we support local economy too”, García has added.
For his part, Miguel Quirós, president of entrepeneurs, has highlighted the collaborative work between the association and the local council, “fruis of which initiatives such interesting as this has started”.
The Church has a great historical, cultural and monumental wealth.
The Church of Ntra. Sra. Virgen del Rosario was founded in 1639 and it had several alterations in the 18th century, which still exist.
The route starts at the church square, ancient parish cementary built at the same time at the main Churh, from which the bell tower can be saw.
For the last few years and, after several transformations, the square could be used as an important place in the life of the citizens. Many of them celebrate here familiar events and this is the meeting point for locals and visitors.
In the interior of the Temple you can see the ancient baptistery and the first of the two side chapels, from when you can go to the “Coro Alto” and see a panoramic view of the Churh, including its altarpiece and the coffered ceiling. This Church is special for its interesting imagery of the baroque school of Granada to which painters and sculptors as Alonso Cano, Pablo de Rojas, Pedro de Mena y José de Mora belonged.
A visit to the side chapel is an unimissable stop, It contains some of the greatest expressions of baroque art and the Catholic Counter-Reformation . You must also visit the Main Alter, the parish halls and the Parish Archive -one of the crown jewel of this village due to its historial value- and the sacristies when images as “El Niño de la Bola ” and “La Virgen con el Niño” are found.