The Church San Martin of Segovia !

Ok so I am back in this wonderful Castilian town of my love. I heard about since birth, but finally came to see it in 1990 and has been an everlasting love affairs since. Of course, I am talking about Segovia ,in the Province of Segovia, and the autonomous region of Castilla y Léon! However, some monuments don’t get the recognition they deserve even in my previous posts touch only by word. I like to split these monuments into single entries and tell you on each as they deserve, It is time I tell you a bit more about the Church San Martin of Segovia!

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The Church or Iglesia de San Martin, erected in the 12C, it already existed in 1117, because in the testament of Domingo Petit the abbot that appears as a witness. It is located in the current Plaza de Juan Bravo, midway between the Cathedral of Santa Maria and the Roman aqueduct. It is a temple of Mozarabic origin with Romanesque style. The Church differs in part from the original, as some parts have been reconstructed or eliminated, as is the case of the central apse, which was replaced. It has three naves, transept with brick dome and tripartite headboard.  Of the Church are notable the belfry, which is Romanesque-mudejar style, and has arches of brick on stone columns. It is also noteworthy its arcaded gallery, which surrounds the whole Church except the front. This portico has half-point arches resting on columns with Romanesque capitals.  The cover of the western façade is one of the largest doors of Spanish Romanesque. It is a cover of five arch vaults, decorated with vegetal motifs. It is sheltered by a portico, as a narthex, whose opening is a large set of arch vaults supported by human statues representing characters from the Old Testament.

The Roman Segovia site on the churchhttp://segovia-romanica.com/#mejor/iglesia-san-martin

The Segovia tourist office on the churchhttps://www.turismodesegovia.com/que-ver/monumentos/iglesias/#SAN_MARTIN

The Castilla y Léon region tourist office on the church: https://www.turismocastillayleon.com/es/arte-cultura-patrimonio/monumentos/iglesias-ermitas/iglesia-san-martin-664e

The quest continues for more, as Spain is everything under the sun! Never amazes me to find wonderful places to see ,no wonder is the no 2 spot on Earth for visitors . And numbers are from WTO-UN or United Nations World Tourism Organisation ,keeping numbers on travelers since 1949! Hope you enjoy this post on the Church of San Martin of Segovia as I.

And remember, happy travels, good health, and many cheers to all !!!

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