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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PepeluMT The Howl (8 months ago)
Uno de los mejores Románicos que he visitado. La portada es espectacular. Soria preciosa.
Rebecca Brindza (8 months ago)
Beautiful Romanesque church from outside to in. The hand carved archway is worth the stop as is the detail of the gold leafed interior. We happened to stop by when a group of nuns from the local convent were singing hymns in a cappella- it was magical! After you visit, wander down some of the small streets to enjoy the local architecture. It’s a quaint, fairy-tale town with a nice and easy going local population.
White Rekon (10 months ago)
Una preciosa iglesia, convento en el centro de Soria. La entrada a la iglesia es de una belleza increíble. Hay una comunidad de monjas de clausura que si tienes suerte cuando visitas la iglesia las puedes oir cantar o quedarte a participar en la misa. Una visita que no puede faltar en tu recorrido por Soria.
J P (15 months ago)
Romanic church.
Juan Gonzalo Angel (2 years ago)
The most important Romanic church in spain
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