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  • Romanesque capital, XII c.
    Romanesque capital, XII c.
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  • Pilgrims are marching West!
    Pilgrims are marching West!
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  • You should cross the canal here to get Fromista
    You should cross the canal here to get...
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    Church of San Pedro. Musem II.

    by Oleg_D. Updated Apr 22, 2013

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    Another Gothic altar, 1470-1490.
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    That nice church was built in XV century and this is good example of Castilian Gothic. Unfortunately church suffered let me say the reconstruction in 1560 when Juan Escalante designed the baroque façade for the eastern gate. Unfortunately original gothic altar was replace by baroque one made by Francisco Trejo in 1636. Although there is gothic altar in the western nave of church is still exists. Church also possess small museum of religious art. Another Gothic altar from that museum is the very valuable source of information. So, there is pilgrim on the backside of the icon with the scene of Crucifixion. Now we can have some notion about the appearance of the Pilgrim of second part of XV century. There are several men at arms in the icon with the scene of Resurrection and sleeping guards. We can see such important detail of defensive equipment as arming doublet on the man at arms at foreground.
    Non commercial photo without flash light and tripod is allowed.
    Admission free.
    Museum: 1 euro for individuals and 70 cents for groups.
    Church open:
    From Mar 01 to Apr 30
    Weekend
    From 10:00 AM to 1:30 PM
    From May 01 to Oct 12
    From 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM
    From 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM

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    Church of San Pedro. Museum.

    by Oleg_D. Updated Apr 22, 2013
    Scene with the kiss of Judah and arrest, 1450-1490
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    That nice church was built in XV century and this is good example of Castilian Gothic. Unfortunately church suffered let me say the reconstruction in 1560 when Juan Escalante designed the baroque façade for the eastern gate. Unfortunately original gothic altar was replace by baroque one made by Francisco Trejo in 1636. Although there is gothic altar in the western nave of church is still exists. Church also possess small museum of religious art and that museum deserves separate review. Here are some altars, statue and document written in 1407 here. That document is about the donation of a vineyard to Brotherhood of clerics of Cabilda Doña Ines.
    Non commercial photo without flash light and tripod is allowed.
    Admission free.
    Museum: 1 euro for individuals and 70 cents for groups.
    Church open:
    From Mar 01 to Apr 30
    Weekend
    From 10:00 AM to 1:30 PM
    From May 01 to Oct 12
    From 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM
    From 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM

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    Canal de Castilla or Canal of Castile

    by Oleg_D. Written Apr 22, 2013

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    Pilgrims are marching West!
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    This is one of the most important works of engineering of XVIII century and it took almost one century to build. That irrigational canal covers 207 kilometers totaly with a difference in level of 150 m. The primary objective of this canal was to end the physical and economic isolation of the area of Castile and León and to connect it with the ocean by means of a navigable waterway. Unfortunately, although it provided some economical effect it was never accomplished to its project. The route of Camino de Santiago (the way of Saint James) goes along the banks of Canal of Castile fro several kilometers before Fromista. This is the good sign for all pilgrims because if you see that canal on your right hand side that means you took right way in one hour you will get Fromista and relaxation in Albergue. Canal passes through the eastern part of the city of Fromista.

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    Church of Santa Maria del Castillo.

    by Oleg_D. Written Apr 22, 2013

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    Iglesia Nuestra Senora del Castillo
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    Iglesia Nuestra Senora del Castillo was built in XV century in Gothic stile. Unfortunately it was too late and failed to get in before it was closed. But as far as I know there is huge gothic altar of XV century in that church with many colorful panels. According to the description of other pilgrims this Gothic Altar is the must see thing and this if real master piece.
    Non commercial photo without flash light and tripod is allowed.
    Working hpurs:
    From May 01 to Oct 12
    From Monday to Saturday
    At 12:00 PM
    At 1:00 PM
    At 5:00 PM
    At 6:00 PM
    Public holidays and Sundays
    At 12:00 PM
    At 1:00 PM
    From Oct 13 to Apr 30
    From Friday to Saturday
    At 12:00 PM
    At 1:00 PM
    At 5:00 PM
    At 6:00 PM
    Sunday
    At 12:00 PM
    At 1:00 PM

    Prices:
    General: €3
    Reduced: €2
    Children between 8 and 18 years, and over 65s

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    Church of San Pedro, Interior.

    by Oleg_D. Written Apr 22, 2013
    High Altar, 1636.
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    That nice church was built in XV century and this is good example of Castilian Gothic. Unfortunately church suffered let me say the reconstruction in 1560 when Juan Escalante designed the baroque façade for the eastern gate. Unfortunately original gothic altar was replace by baroque one made by Francisco Trejo in 1636. Although there is gothic altar in the western nave of church is still exists. Church also possess small museum of religious art and that museum deserves separate review. Non commercial photo without flash light and tripod is allowed.
    Admission free.
    Museum: 1 euro for individuals and 70 cents for groups.
    Church open:
    From Mar 01 to Apr 30
    Weekend
    From 10:00 AM to 1:30 PM
    From May 01 to Oct 12
    From 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM
    From 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM

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    The Church of Saint Martin of Tours. Sculptures.

    by Oleg_D. Written Apr 22, 2013
    Crucifixion, XIII c.
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    This church was consecrated in 1066 the same year when William the Conqueror won the battle of Hastings and legally put the crown of England on his head. I even shudder little bit when I compare the dates of these two events and realize how old this church is. To my mind this church is one of the most beautiful examples of Castilian Romanesque Ecclesiastic Architecture. That church boasts with its three hundred corbels decorated with different types of human, animal, mystical or mythical figure carved out of lime stone. There are no same or repeated characters among those figures. They are all absolutely different. So you can spend a lot of time to have a good look at each of them. That church has uneasy fate and past, once it was desecrated then re-consecrated and restored and at last, fortunately to all of us, proclaimed the National Monument. I agree this is real National Monument of Castile.
    Non commercial photo without flash light and tripod is allowed. Guided tours are available.

    Prices are funny:
    General: €1,50
    Reduced: €1 (pilgrims)

    Open:
    From Oct 01 to May 31
    From 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM
    From 3:30 PM to 6:30 PM
    From Jun 01 to Sep 30
    From 9:30 AM to 2:00 PM
    From 4:30 PM to 8:00 PM

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    Church of San Pedro

    by Oleg_D. Written Apr 21, 2013
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    That nice church was built in XV century and this is good example of Castilian Gothic. Unfortunately church suffered let me say the reconstruction in 1560 when Juan Escalante designed the baroque façade for the eastern gate. Unfortunately original gothic altar was replace by baroque one made by Francisco Trejo in 1636. Although there is gothic altar in the western nave of church is still exists. Church also possess small museum of religious art and that museum deserves separate review. Non commercial photo without flash light and tripod is allowed.
    Admission free.
    Museum: 1 euro for individuals and 70 cents for groups.
    Church open:
    From Mar 01 to Apr 30
    Weekend
    From 10:00 AM to 1:30 PM

    From May 01 to Oct 12
    From 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM
    From 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM

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    The Church of Saint Martin. Romanesque Capitals.

    by Oleg_D. Written Apr 21, 2013
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    This church was consecrated in 1066 the same year when William the Conqueror won the battle of Hastings and legally put the crown of England on his head. I even shudder little bit when I compare the dates of these two events and realize how old this church is. To my mind this church is one of the most beautiful examples of Castilian Romanesque Ecclesiastic Architecture. That church boasts with its three hundred corbels decorated with different types of human, animal, mystical or mythical figure carved out of lime stone. There are no same or repeated characters among those figures. They are all absolutely different. So you can spend a lot of time to have a good look at each of them. That church has uneasy fate and past, once it was desecrated then re-consecrated and restored and at last, fortunately to all of us, proclaimed the National Monument. I agree this is real National Monument of Castile.
    Non commercial photo without flash light and tripod is allowed. Guided tours are available.

    Prices are funny:
    General: €1,50
    Reduced: €1 (pilgrims)

    Open:
    From Oct 01 to May 31
    From 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM
    From 3:30 PM to 6:30 PM
    From Jun 01 to Sep 30
    From 9:30 AM to 2:00 PM
    From 4:30 PM to 8:00 PM

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    The Church of Saint Martin of Tours. Interior.

    by Oleg_D. Written Apr 21, 2013
    Central Nave
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    This church was consecrated in 1066 the same year when William the Conqueror won the battle of Hastings and legally put the crown of England on his head. I even shudder little bit when I compare the dates of these two events and realize how old this church is. To my mind this church is one of the most beautiful examples of Castilian Romanesque Ecclesiastic Architecture. That church boasts with its three hundred corbels decorated with different types of human, animal, mystical or mythical figure carved out of lime stone. There are no same or repeated characters among those figures. They are all absolutely different. So you can spend a lot of time to have a good look at each of them. That church has uneasy fate and past, once it was desecrated then re-consecrated and restored and at last, fortunately to all of us, proclaimed the National Monument. I agree this is real National Monument of Castile.
    Non commercial photo without flash light and tripod is allowed. Guided tours are available.

    Prices are funny:
    General: €1,50
    Reduced: €1 (pilgrims)

    Open:
    From Oct 01 to May 31
    From 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM
    From 3:30 PM to 6:30 PM
    From Jun 01 to Sep 30
    From 9:30 AM to 2:00 PM
    From 4:30 PM to 8:00 PM

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    The Church of Saint Martin of Tours.

    by Oleg_D. Written Apr 21, 2013
    The Church of Saint Martin of Tours.
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    This church was consecrated in 1066 the same year when William the Conqueror won the battle of Hastings and legally put the crown of England on his head. I even shudder little bit when I compare the dates of these two events and realize how old this church is. To my mind this church is one of the most beautiful examples of Castilian Romanesque Ecclesiastic Architecture. That church boasts with its three hundred corbels decorated with different types of human, animal, mystical or mythical figures carved out of lime stone. There are no same or repeated characters among those figures. They are all absolutely different. So you can spend a lot of time to have a good look at each of them. That church has uneasy fate and past, once it was desecrated then re-consecrated and restored and at last, fortunately to all of us, proclaimed the National Monument. I agree this is real National Monument of Castile.
    Non commercial photo without flash light and tripod is allowed. Guided tours are available.

    Prices are funny:
    General: €1,50
    Reduced: €1 (pilgrims)

    Open:
    From Oct 01 to May 31
    From 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM
    From 3:30 PM to 6:30 PM
    From Jun 01 to Sep 30
    From 9:30 AM to 2:00 PM
    From 4:30 PM to 8:00 PM

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    Fromista - Iglesia de San Martin.

    by pfsmalo Updated Oct 31, 2008

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    Iglesia de San Martin de Fromista.
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    Originally a benedictine monastery built in 1066, there is only the church left today. A superb example of Romanic architecture. Open for visits all-year round and every day, cost is normally 1 euro, but as there were works going on around the church we were allowed in free.(Sept. 2008).

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    Fromista - Iglesia de San Pedro.

    by pfsmalo Updated Oct 31, 2008
    Bell tower and storks at San Pedro.
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    The gothic church of San Pedro was rebuilt in the 15 century on the site of a much older one. It has a magnificent renaissance portico as an entrance, but most visitors are more interested by the storks nesting high up on the roof.

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    Iglesia romanica de San Martin

    by asgard Updated Aug 25, 2007
    Iglesia de san martin
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    La iglesia de San Martín es el único testimonio que nos ha llegado de un importante conjunto monástico perteneciente al patronato regio. Fundado en el año 1066 por la madre del entonces rey de Castilla y León, Fernando I, constituyó uno de los monasterios más prósperos de su territorio antes de ser entregado a la orden borgoñona de Cluny (1118).
    El templo conservado en la actualidad se construyó hacia el año 1100 y, aunque muy restaurado a comienzos de este siglo, constituye uno de los más importantes edificios románicos de la península ibérica. La sencilla tipología planimétrica (basilical de tres naves, con sendos ábsides semicirculares y transepto no destacado en planta) se inscribe en un periodo que va desde las últimas décadas del siglo XI hasta, al menos, el primer cuarto del XII (catedral de Jaca, primera fase de la iglesia de San Isidoro de León, San Pedro de Arlanza, entre otras muestras). Pero el edificio destaca por la equilibrada y armónica disposición de sus volúmenes, la magnífica decoración escultórica que presenta tanto en su exterior como en su interior y la elaborada articulación de sus paramentos, que embellecen el exterior, mediante amplios vanos de medio punto que en la cabecera se complementan con columnas hasta la cornisa. Asimismo, no se pueden omitir las dos torres cilíndricas en los ángulos de su fachada occidental y el cimborrio octogonal, que compensan la horizontalidad de la iglesia.
    En el interior, la limitada dimensión de las naves permitió que se las recubriera con bóvedas de cañón (de eje normal al templo) y con arcos fajones. En los tres ábsides escalonados, se adoptaron bóvedas horno. El crucero se cubrió mediante una cúpula semiesférica sobre trompas, en las que en se introdujeron esculturas con los cuatro evangelistas.

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