Iglesia de Transfiguración del Señor

The Church of the Transfiguration of the Lord

The Church of the Transfiguration of the Lord is located on the hillside of Sant Salvador above Arta. It is not possible to take a trip to Arta and fail to notice this building. The Church of the Transfiguration of the Lord is impressive and huge, so will be one of the first things you notice in the town.
The Church of the Transfiguration of the Lord is built in a Neo-Gothic style and its construction began in 1573 to replace the original church, which had become too small. Inside the church there are 14 small chapels dedicated to different saints and you will find information sheets before each one in various languages explaining to you what it is you are looking upon. The altarpiece represents various scenes of the Transfiguration of the Lord. The church has the twenty five foot tall bell tower and impressive stained glass windows including the large circular rose window set high into the far wall. Exterior of the building is beautiful, the architecture impressive and imposing and the view out over Arta from the front of the church is charming.