San Nicolás Church

Ávila, Spain

San Nicolás church stands in the suburb of the same name outside the walls, a medieval quarter inhabited by Christians and dedicated to agriculture and sheep farming. It also had a large number of Mudejar residents. It was built in Caleno granite in the late-Romanesque style of Ávila between the second half of the 12th century and the beginning of the 13th. The upper end and porches remain from the original construction.

The three entrances take the form of semi-circular arches with archivolts. The northern entrance is the most ornamental and is decorated with wedges, palmettes and ivy leaves, which are very typical motifs on Romanesque churches in Zamora. The capitals of the archivolts have plant motifs.

The tower is built on to the upper end from the North. It is divided into three bodies and shows two periods of construction. A Vetton animal sculpture was reused for the plinth.

It has three naves: the central nave opens into a large apse and the side naves into rectangular chapels. Except for the upper end, the temple was covered with Baroque-style plasterwork in the 17th century.

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Founded: 12th century
Category: Religious sites in Spain

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Javier Garcia (18 months ago)
Preciosa iglesia
Matias Jimenez (18 months ago)
Muy bonita
Alberto Alvarez (19 months ago)
Muy bonita.
Mar kes (21 months ago)
Una bonita iglesia románica al sur de Avila. Cosa curiosa su campanario
José Vicente Vidal (2 years ago)
Muy buen ejemplo de una iglesia de estilo románico en la zona extramuros de esta hermosa ciudad de Ávila. Incluida en diciembre de 1985 en la lista del patrimonio mundial como parte de la ciudad vieja de Ávila y en la zona extramuros. Aunque hoy a estas horas no se puede entrar la he visitado por dentro en anteriores visitas a esta ciudad y es muy hermosa. Adjunto algunas fotos del exterior. Si esta reseña te ha gustado o parecido útil, por favor, házmelo saber pinchando en "Me Gusta". El simbolito del pulgar hacia arriba. ¡¡¡Gracias!!!
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