Visiting San Esteban de Gormaz, we find another architectural piece of incaculable value, its Church of San Miguel considered the first Spanish example of arcaded roman architecture.
Where it is?
The Church of San Miguel, located in the town of San Esteban de Gormaz, is just 12 minutes from Castilla Termal Burgo de Osma. Discover the fastest route of arrival.
Why is the Church of San Miguel interesting?
When we talk about the church of San Miguel de San Esteban de Gormaz, we are talking about a unique architectural piece, since it is the first example of Romanesque architecture porticoed in Spain and one of the monuments with the greatest Muslim participation. All its composition is a delight of geometry and architectural perfection.
History and architecture
Built in the year 1,081, it becomes an example and model to follow in the Communities of Villa and Tierra, extending through the provinces of Soria, Segovia and Guadalajara to a greater degree.
This emblematic Romanesque porticoed temple located outside the medieval enclave, sheltered from the top by the ruins of the castle of Santestebeño and at its feet by the Duero is a National Monument since 1976 and one of the attractions of this town declared a Historic Site.
The architectural complex consists of a nave with an apse at the head, a porticoed gallery to the south, a wide stairway from the street, and a work tower that is later than the rest. The ship does not present division by sections, forming a single space of 18 x 12 meters that is covered to double slope with wooden armor. The temple proper is of rough masonry with reinforcements of ashlars in the corners; it is in this type of factory that the primitivism of this building is appreciated, which shows more affinity with Asturian and repopulation than with typical Romanesque ones.
The illumination of the ship is in charge of two embrasure windows open on the southern wall, above the gallery, whose construction is almost identical to that of the apse.
Do you want to visit it?
Access to the church is free, however to consult more information you should contact the Tourist Office: 975 350 292 or, failing that, the Town Hall: 975 350 002.
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