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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Raquel Calvo Linacero (2 months ago)
Architecturally it is unique. Romamica, it has a sepulcher with a canopy. Well explained and easily accessible
Fonomix Lorian (7 months ago)
Very clean and very careful
Luisa Andres (7 months ago)
Jewel of the Romanesque conservation / rehabilitation preference in Zamora, idem Next to the convent, with the passage of the Virgin
José Antonio Gallego (8 months ago)
Spectacular. Precious Romanesque sculptures.
Marcio Silva (2 years 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.
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