Church of San Millán (Oncala Tapestry Museum)

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Church of San Millán (Oncala Tapestry Museum)

This simple rural neo-Classical church is home to the Tapestry Museum with its splendid collection of ten Flemish panels woven in the 17th century.

Opening times

1 July to 31 August 11:00 to 13:30 and 17:00 to 19:00.

1 September to 30 June: please call Peter Arancón on +34 975 381 133 two days in advance to arrange your visit.

Tickets General (€1.50), Reduced (€1.00)

Construction of the parish church of Oncala was funded by Juan Francisco Ximénez del Río, a native of the village who went on to become Bishop of Segovia and Archbishop of Valencia. It was he who donated the collection of tapestries to the church.

The church is typically neo-Classical in style, with a Latin-cross floor plan, a nave in five sections and transept with a barrel-vaulted ceiling on lunettes, a transept dome on pendentives, a triple apse and a bell tower at the entrance end.

Its main altarpiece is dedicated to San Millán de la Cogolla, represented as the patron saint of shepherds in a sculpture dating from the first half of the 18th century. Dressed as a monk in black sackcloth he is holding the traditional shepherd’s crook and has a lamb nestled at his feet.


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