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Zamora Monuments

Church of Santa Mara la Nueva

After the fire of 1168 during the Motín de la Trucha, the church needed to be rebuilt. The apse and some parts of the wall from the 11th century are preserved. Out of the three naves of the original building he did one.Separated from the apse by a pointed toral pointed arch. Outstanding inside the church is its font with Biblical motifs sculptured on its exterior (christening of Christ, Apostles, and Prophets). The "Cristo Yacente" (the Laying Christ) by Francisco Fermín from the school of Gregorio Fernández. A carving from the 17th century highly valued by the Zamorians, and to whom the Easter festivities are dedicated.


Church of Santiago del Burgo

It has a basilica plan with three naves in four sections and triple rectangular sanctuary. This church was built in the 12th century with three symmetric doors. The South façade is the most relevant with two twin arches joined in a hanging corbel. Over the door there is a rose window with double lattice that forms 6 hexagons around a circle. Two different styles can be distinguished in its columns: on the one hand Corinthian and on the other decoration with fantastic animals, overelaborate, and plants.


Church of the Horta

This church is from the 12th century and has one nave with three sections and another one, straighter than the rest, that joins with the semicircular apse.On the South facade there is another nave with chapels that serve as portico. There is a tower in the gable of the church and a simple door with a semicircular arch.The vault of the two floors are cannon.Outstanding inside is a 16th century reredo where the influence of Berruguete is quite clear and the paintings of Lorenzo de Ávila (from the Rafael school).


Church of La Magdalena

This temple belongs to the Order of San Juan. It is a 11th century church with rectangular floor plan united to the apse for a straight section.Of note on the main front is the lobe Rose window decorated with diamond points. On the upper portion is the door with four pairs of columns.Its capitals depict fantastic creatures. Inside there are two encrusted tabernacles on the front angles of the nave with barrel arch roof. The most striking is the sarcophagus of an unknown lady in which some angels appear to be taking away her soul.


Church of San Claudio de Olivares

San Claudio de Olivares is one of the oldest Romanesque temples in Zamora. Built in the 12th century on one floor with one rectangular nave. Its sanctuary has blind arches with mytholytic decorated capitals. On the main façade, the archivolts are sculpted with an agricultural calendar that represents the tasks of each month.


Church of San Juan de Puerta Nueva

Only one nave remains of the three of this 12th century church. Three chapels are still preserved. It also lost its roof and tower during the 16th century. The South façade has a main front with two slender columns and three, semicircular archivolts. Outstanding inside is the main reredo of the 16th century dedicated to Saint John the Baptist (from the Juni school), and the reredo of the Virgen de la Consolación, work of Ruiz de Zumeta.

Source: Web server of Instituto de Turismo de España, TURESPAÑA.

 

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