Santa María Magdalena de Zamora

Zamora, Spain

Built in the 12th century, Santa María Magdalena is a small Romanesque church of the Templars. At their suppression, it was given to the Venerable Order of Saint John. The exterior features a deeply recessed south entrance, with circular arches and shafts, as well as ornate Romnnesque work. The rose window, formed with small columns, is similar to the Temple Church in London.

The interior includes canopied tombs dating to the 13th century, supported by spiral and fluted shafts. Against the north wall, there is a tomb under a canopy supported by three shafts. The sepulchre itself is plain, carved with a cross; the effigy of its occupant is carved, as if lying on a bed, out of a bold block of stone, and inserted in the wall; above this is the soul (in the shape of a head with wings) supported by angels.

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Founded: 12th century
Category: Religious sites in Spain

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Marcio Silva (16 months ago)
Igreja românica com belos pormenores no arco da porta e no interior. Contém um sepulcro que se julga ter sido destinado a D. Urraca de Portugal, filha de D. Afonso Henriques e rainha consorte de Leão.
CRBC (16 months ago)
Muy recomendable. Entrada gratuita, situada junto a otros edificios de gran interés.
Luis S. (16 months ago)
Una visita imprescindible cuando se llega a Zamora. un ejemplo bellísimo del románico tanto por fuera como por dentro. Yo destacaría el ábside semicircular, la portada y, sobre todo, el sepulcro que se encuentra en el interior, con una simbología religiosa medieval riquísima. además, la chica que cuida la Iglesia durante el horario de apertura es de lo más encantador y acogedor.
Chokito E (17 months ago)
¡Espectacular! Una joya del románico que debes visitar cuando llegues a Zamora. En ella si le dedicas un tiempo te darás cuenta de la maestría de los artesanos, que dejaron una impronta que perdura por encima de los siglos y transporta a los viajeros a un tiempo no existente y todavía presente.
david gonzalez (2 years ago)
it's the most beautiful church I've ever been to
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