Colegiata del Sar, Santiago de Compostela

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  • Sar's collegiate church is one of the essential visiting religious buildings in Santiago de Compostela, it is essential to visit it on foot from the center of the historic center... attention to the museum, a real gem.
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  • Away from the historic center of Santiago de Compostela, enough not to be frequented by most visitors, is the Collegiate Church of Santa María la Real del Sar. A unique representation of the Romanesque, declared a National Monument, which was a very satisfying surprise for me. Started to build in the twelfth century, in the time of Archbishop Gelmírez, it was part of a monastery of the Augustinian community. The church has a basilical floor, without a cruise ship, three naves, three apses, a rose window at the headboard and a very sober main facade. In the eighteenth century the imposing arbotantes were built, in order to avoid the collapse of the church. These elements, together with the inclination of its pillars and arches, give the temple very peculiar characteristics, which probably reflect the effects of leaks from the Sar River, from landslides, and/or from overloads by subsequent actions not foreseen in the original construction. It is noteable that, before taking the consolidation measures, one even came to think about the demolition of the temple and its subsequent reconstruction. It is also advisable to visit the cloister and the museum. In the latter are the founding scroll of the temple, dated 1.136 and pieces of the ancient Romanesque cloister, which was the work of Master Matthew's workshop.
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