Churches and cathedrals

Parish of La Asunción de Nuestra Señora


Set in the heart of the historic centre of Alboraya is the town's majestic Virgen de la Asunción parish church, dedicated to the Virgin of the Assumption following the tradition set by King Jaume I when he reconquered lands occupied by the Moors in Valencia. The building, which dates from the 18th century, has a high altar presided over by a wood carving of the Assumption, flanked by two other wood carved figures of the Apostles Peter and Paul. The altar was built only five years ago and is paradoxically the most recent of all the altars in this church.

Alboraya parish church also has two chapels inside:

1. A chapel dedicated to the Miracle dels Peixets (the miracle of the little fishes) housing the coffer and the chalice which, according to tradition, the priest was carrying when the miracle happened on the banks of the Carraixet gully.

2. A chapel dedicated to the worship of the Most Holy Sacrament, housing several original paintings by the Valencian artist from Alboraya, José Peris Aragó, and by his son, Peris Panach, presided over by a wood carving of the Immaculate Conception.

The church's artistic treasures fill it from top to bottom and include several altars venerating different images of saints and dedications to the Virgin. The altars on the left of the central nave are dedicated to the Virgen de los Desamparados (the patron of Valencia), San Nicolás, San Miguel, Los Beatos de Alboraya: Domingo de Alboraya and Amparo de Alboraya, San José and La Virgen del Pilar. The altar in the transept is dedicated to the Corazón de Jesús. The altars situated to the right of the central nave are dedicated to San Roque and La Virgen del Carmen, La Virgen de Agosto and San Cristóbal and San Francisco de Asís, while the transept of the central nave to the right of the high altar houses the altars dedicated to Santísimo Cristo de la Providencia and Cristo Yacente.

Parroquia de la Asunción de Nuestra Señora

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Carrer Abadia, 2, 46120 Alboraia, València

Turismo Alboraya