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Went to visit Talavera for its renowned fame on Ceramics. And is all justified.!!! The Basilica is impressive!!! Both outside and inside!!! The ceramic work is admirable!!! Walking distance from downtown. Check the opening schedule.
Even if churches aren't your thing, this is worth finding in Talavera de la Reina because the tile work is lovely and in good shape. There's a fabulous Adam and Eve by the front entrance (to the right) and once you come in the main...More
Absolutely astonishing. I'd never seen anything like this, even in Portugal. The tiles aren't only decorative - though they certainly are that - but also vividly expressive illustrations. It's well worth a journey to Talavera just to see this church.
The Basilica is quite beautiful and has a combination of Renaissance and Baroque styles. There is plenty of ceramic tile decoration, including the pulpit. So the church is quite interesting. The setting by the park is also very good, with gardens and flowers.