Quesada

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Quesada

The museum of local painter Rafael Zabaleta is probably the most well-known place in Quesada. Apart from works by Zabaleta, the museum houses a collection of modern art with works by Tápies and Miró, among others.


The town of Quesada, at the foot of a hill known as Cerro de la Magdalana, retains important remnants of an ancient past that harks back to the Argaric culture. A visit to this town will enable you to discover some important buildings, including the former hospital, built in 1634, which contains a church that boasts a lovely Baroque alcove for the Virgin, also known as the Arco de la Manquita de Utrera because it houses a mutilated image of the Virgin of the Consolation of Utrera. The Arco de los Santos (Archway of the Saints), a narrow town gate based on a pointed Gothic arch.

The physiognomy of the streets and little squares in Quesada are medieval and several interesting places spread out in the surrounding area, including the Roman villa of Bruñel and the shrine of Our Lady of Tíscar.

Quesada is also renowned for the craftspeople who work with wood, esparto grass, wicker and embroidery. The Quesada mountains are full of caves and rock shelters with Levantine-style cave paintings. Two churches stand out in Quesada: the Baroque church of the Purísima Concepción Hospital and the 18th century Parish Church of San Pedro and San Pablo. You can also find a few sections of the 13th and 14th century walls still standing.



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