Santo Domingo Church

Soria, Spain

The Romanesque Santo Domingo Church was built in the late 12th century above a pre-existing church dedicated to San Tomé, although it was partially renovated in the following centuries, including the century transept and choir area, added in the 16th century when a Dominican convent was founded annexed to the church.

It has a façade with two orders of arcades at the sides of the portal, which is surmounted by a rose window. The portal has an elaborated archivolt with Biblical characters and scenes, including the 24 elders of the Apocalypse, the Massacre of the Innocents, the Youth, the Passion and the death of Christ. The tympanum has representations of the God the father sitting with the Child, four angels with the symbols of the Evangelists, the prophet Isaiah and the Virgin Mary. The capitals on the jambs of the entry feature biblical scenes from the Genesis and the life of Christ.

The interior is on the Latin cross plan with a nave and two aisles, covered by barrel vaults.

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Founded: 12th century
Category: Religious sites in Spain

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Mario Carvajalino (2 years ago)
This romanic temple has on the door the Bible in small stone Sculptures. Quite interesting. The interior is average.
Tomás Martínez Blasco (2 years ago)
Expectacular
Jorge Muñoz Martínez (3 years ago)
Excelent place to visit! It is a clear example of our romanic art. There is a turism train for just 2.5 € for children which drives you to a great round trip for the city. Only 45 min and a great idea to all the family
Alvaro PC (3 years ago)
One of the best Romanesque church in Spain,as beautifully as unknow.
PepeluMT The Howl (3 years ago)
Uno de los mejores Románicos que he visitado. La portada es espectacular. Soria preciosa.
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