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  Nuestra Senora de la Asuncion
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The church of Nuestra Senora de la Asuncion overlooking the Plaza Mayor was build around 1600 but sacked and burned by Napoleonic troops in 1808.
During the War of Independence, four French soldiers were killed in Chinchon. As retaliation the French troops sacked and set fire to the town and killed nearly one hundred inhabitants.
The painter Goya, who was often staying in Chinchon, was a direct witness of the massacre.
The current church was completed in 1828 and is a blend of gothic, plateresque, renaissance and baroque styles.
As the church was closed on the time of our visit we could not see the magnificent painting of La Asunción de la Virgen, painted by Goya whose brother was priest in Chinchon.

Address: Above the Plaza Mayor

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  • Updated Jan 26, 2011
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