Parish of Santa María la Mayor

Religious heritage

Parish of Santa María la Mayor

In 1226 the archbishop of Toledo Fray Rodrigo Ximenez de Rada decreed: “…. that the churches of the Order of St. John have their doors closed at the time of the prayer of the canonical hours; that no baptisms or marriages be performed in those churches, except for the church of Alcazar, which is to be a parish church from now on….”.

The oldest parish in the city, in 1537 a papal bull of Pope Paul III was granted to the church, creating in the parish the chapter of St. Peter and St. Paul, becoming from that moment onwards the prior collegiate church of St. Mary, whose Prior and Chapter was presented by the Order of St. John and elected by the Archbishopric of Toledo.

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Archaeological sites in Gracia Street (Access to the Palace Chapel)

In the Gracia Street site, remains of civilizations that throughout history inhabited the area that is currently Alcázar de San Juan were discovered….

Marmurán Gallery

Marmurán is a space for art, which offers its headquarters to all those interested in art and collecting….

Isidro Parra Foundation

The Isidro Parra Foundation was created from the express wish of the artist Isidro Parra with all his legacy: paintings, engravings, sculptures, graphic and editorial…

José Luis Samper Museum

José Luis Samper, Favorite Son of Alcázar de San Juan, has been able to capture through his brushes a La Mancha land almost unknown nowadays….

Manchego Costume Museum

Managed by the Cultural Association of Choirs and Dances, and located at its headquarters, this Museum exhibits different complete costumes on mannequins, the representative clothing…

La Mancha D.O. La Mancha Wine Museum and Interpretation Center

The Wine Interpretation Center is located at the headquarters of the DO La Mancha. Its facilities are divided into three floors….

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