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The Church of Saint Mary the Ancient is a 12th-century church in Valladolid, central Spain. It was declared Bien de Interés Cultural in 1897.HistoryUnder the current building foundations have been found remains of a Roman hypocaustum. The church was likely founded in 1095 by Count Pedro Ansúrez, although there are no remains of this original structure. The oldest parts of the current temple date to the late 12th century: the gallery in the northern side of the building and the tower, both in Romanesque style. The tower, one of the symbols of Valladolid, has four floors, the upper three featuring windows, and a pyramidal top.The naves and sanctuary of the church were rebuilt in the 14th century in Gothic style, following the style of Burgos Cathedral. The church has three aisles, with three polygonal apses and a transept. The nave and the aisles are rib vaulted.Due to a poor foundation, too next to the Esgueva River, and the increasing size of the parish population, the building underwent successive additions and reparations: in the mid-16th century, architect Rodrigo Gil de Hontañón restored the collapsing building, adding buttresses and several windows.Also from this period date the high altar retablo, by Juan de Juni (1550-1562; now in the Valladolid Cathedral). Several Baroque altarpieces were executed for the church's interior during the 17th and 18th centuries, hiding the original Gothic appearance.Arrange to visit Iglesia De Santa Maria and other attractions in Valladolid using our Valladolid trip itinerary planner.
Iglesia De Santa Maria Reviews
Una iglesia con guías muy buenos. Es una joya arquitectónica que debes visitar y apreciar. Es una visita bastante rápida pero que disfrutas al máximo. more »A church with very good guides. It is an architectural gem that you must visit and appreciate. It's a pretty quick visit but you enjoy it to the fullest.
De origen visigótico-mozárabe (siglos VII a X), se caracteriza especialmente por su arquería de herradura mozárabe. En el siglo XII se produce la ampliación de la iglesia, ya en estilo románico. Esto ... more »Of Visigothic-Mozarabic origin (seventh to X centuries), it is characterized especially by its Mozarabic horseshoe archery. In the twelfth century the extension of the church, already in Romanesque style. This is seen in the capitals, and all of this style, and all different. It seems to me, moreover, that the urbanization of the environment of the church is very well resolved, with large esplanades and very correct vegetation.
SUPER BIEN ...SUPER BONITO!!! This is a great place!!!
Emblematic place of Valladolid. A sober-style church. It is a church of great importance in Holy Week.
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