Santa María Jus del Castillo Church

Estella, Spain

Santa María Jus del Castillo Church was built in the 12th century on the site of a synagogue, since this was then the Jewish quarter of the city. Its original name was Iglesia de Santa María y de Todos los Santos. It was used as a church until the 17th century. Today it is used as an Interpretation Center of the Romanesque and the Camino de Santiago. It was declared a Site of Cultural Interest.

It is a church with a single nave. The apse and the central body of the church are Romanesque, but the façade and tower are from the Baroque period.

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Founded: 12th century
Category: Religious sites in Spain

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Maria Gómez (5 years ago)
Open exhibition from April to September. On the history of Navarra.
Raquel Tardio (5 years ago)
Restored this small church has charm
francisco Usubiaga (6 years ago)
It is currently visitable. For decades it remained closed and forgotten. It is located where the Jewish quarter was located and it is believed that it could have been a synagogue in its beginnings. It is falsely attributed to being the chapel of the castle; it never was, despite being connected to the walled area.
BAROJA POR EL MUNDO : (6 years ago)
Romanesque church from the 12th century with a single nave built on an old abandoned synagogue. Today Interpretation Center of the Romanesque and the Camino de Santiago
susana jimenez (6 years ago)
Church of Santa María Jus del Castillo Asset of Cultural Interest Historical heritage of Spain Church of Santa María Jus del Castillo - Estella.JPG Statement 16-November-1983 Monument protection figure (R.I.) - 51 - 0004979 Code RI-51-0004979 Coordinates 42 ° 40′07 ″ N 2 ° 01′37 ″ O Coordinates: 42 ° 40′07 ″ N 2 ° 01′37 ″ W (map) Location Estella, (Navarra) Romanesque predominant styles [edit data on Wikidata] Ways of Santiago de Compostela: French Way and Ways of the North of Spain (Church of Santa María Jus del Castillo) UNESCO logo.svg Welterbe.svg Unesco World Heritage Site Estella - Church of Santa María Jus del Castillo 5.jpg Santa Maria Jus del Castillo SpainLoc.svgChurch of Santa María Jus del Castillo Country Flag of Spain.svg Spain Cultural Type Criteria ii, iv, vi ID No. 669-476 Europe and North America Region Year of registration 1993 (XVII session) [edit data on Wikidata] The church of Santa María Jus del Castillo is a Romanesque church in Estella (Navarra, Spain). It is located at the foot of the old castle of Zalatambor (hence its name, which means "under the castle") next to the Santo Domingo Convent, and a few meters from the Camino de Santiago. It was built in the 12th century on the site of a synagogue, since this was then the Jewish quarter of the city. Its original name was Iglesia de Santa María y de Todos los Santos. It was used as a church until the 17th century. Today it is used as an Interpretation Center of the Romanesque and the Camino de Santiago. It was declared a Site of Cultural Interest (code RI-51-0004979). It is a church with a single nave. The apse and the central body of the church are Romanesque, but the façade and tower are from the Baroque period.
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