San Román Church

Toledo, Spain

The Iglesia de San Román is located in one of the highest and privileged places of Toledo. There is already documents of the parish in the 12th century and the church would be consecrated in 1221 by the archbishop Rodrigo Ximénez de Rada. The tradition indicates that in it was crowned king to Alfonso VIII of Castile the August 26 of 1166.

The church presents floor plan with three naves, separated by horseshoe arches with alfiz that support on pillars With Visigoth and Roman columns attached to capitels are reused from Visigothic origin in some cases, distinguishing themselves by its Corinthian leaves.

Throughout 13th century a new apse was constructed and the robust tower of Toledan Mudéjar style; In addition to being realized the murals to the fresco in Romanesque painting figurative combined with typically Mudéjar decorations. Of great beauty, these are considered the most southern of Spain. The frescoes are divided into two areas separated by inscriptions. They emphasize the four winged evangelists and the representations of archbishops, the saints Stephen and Lawrence, angels or the Final Judgment.

In the 16th century, Alonso de Covarrubias designed the apse with Plateresque dome of coffers in the main chapel; and later covered the paintings, which lost its traces until the first third of the 20th century in which these were rediscovered. It was not until the 1940s that these were recovered where possible.

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Founded: 1221
Category: Religious sites in Spain

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Jesus Villanueva (3 years ago)
Increíble lugar! Vaya mezcla de culturas en un mismo espacio. Los frescos son lo mejor. Tenéis que tener cuidado. El señor que esta en la taquilla muerde. Muy borde y desafortunado en sus comentarios hacia los visitantes. Hace que el sitio pierda categoría.
Maxim Ross (3 years ago)
An interesting museum well worth a visit. Lack of signs and explanations in english so not as informative as it could be. When we were there it was almost empty, so we had the place to ourselves. Not a must see but worth it if you are in the area.
Дмитрий Андронов (5 years ago)
I don't have any words. Must visit.
Mário Silva (5 years ago)
Just beautiful! Great photos.
esther Nogueras Bascuñana (5 years ago)
Preciosa , recomendado si vas a venir a visitar Toledo
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