Hermitage of San Baudelio
The Hermitage of San Baudelio, is one of the architectural wonders that we find in the province of Soria, inside we can enjoy its composition, ornamentation and decorative paintings.
The Hermitage of San Baudelio, located in the neighboring town of Casillas de Berlanga just 28 minutes away from Castilla Termal Burgo de Osma. Discover the arrival route here.
Why is the Hermitage of San Baudelio interesting?
The Hermitage of San Baudelio, is one of the most important architectural treasures of Castilla y León, it is a Mozarabic hermitage erected in the eleventh century where we can witness unique wall paintings and their ornamental composition. Also, if you have enjoyed our San Baudelio Contrasts Circuit, we recommend you visit the hermitage since our Contrasts Circuit is inspired by it.
The construction of the chapel is part of the consolidation period of the Christian kingdoms in the area, in the year 1060.
Although its origin is uncertain, the first appearance in documentation of the Hermitage dates from 1136. Adjacent to the Hermitage at the end of the tenth century, a monastery or monastery was organized, which must have been assigned to Saint Baudelio, a Gallo-Roman martyr of the 4th century. Apparently, the old disciples of San Baudelio used to live in remote places located in the vicinity of water sources to evoke, in this way, the place where San Baudelio had been buried. For a long time the cult was suspended in the Hermitage and is even used as a stable.
The hermitage was declared a National Monument in 1917, despite this several of the paintings of the Hermitage, property of neighbors of the town, were sold at the beginning of the s. XX dealers who resold them to museums in the United States. With time a part could be recovered in the middle of s. XX and today is exhibited at the Prado Museum in Madrid. In 1949 the Hermitage was acquired by the Lázaro Galdiano Foundation and donated to the State.
In the center of the nave there is a large column with eight horseshoe arches, like palm branches, that support the vault.
The feet of the ship are divided into two floors. The lower one has a colonnade, with horseshoe arches, which holds access to a cave that could possibly originate the place. On that one the tribune is arranged, to which it is acceded by a ladder attached to the wall, in which it emphasizes a small chapel of square plant and vault of half cannon, possible space for the monastic community. The head is on raised and separated from the ship by a horseshoe arch. The mural paintings that decorate the interior are one of the most remarkable collections of the Peninsula. Part of the originals were torn up in 1922 and are scattered in museums and private collections. Part of what we observe is its footprint, which survives having been painted fresh. Some scenes that we can observe are: the figure of the lamb, the pantocrator, religious scenes, the adoration of the Magi ...
Do you want to visit it?
You can visit the Hermitage at the following times:
- From October 1 to March 31: open from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm and from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm.
- From April 1 to September 30: open from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm and from 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm.
- Sundays and holidays: open from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
- Monday and Tuesday: closed.
Your admission is free on weekends and from Wednesday to Friday the rate is marked at € 0.60.
For more information contact on the phone: 975.221.397
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