Iglesia de San Saturnino, Pamplona

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  • This church goes a little unnoticed in the city center you passes almost without noticing instead is nice cozy intimate very interesting inside, in Gothic style, beautiful altarpiece, sights
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  • Worth visiting are the Church of San Saturnino, is very well maintained both inside and outside. You can enter peacefully, the doors are open.
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  • Since it starts the camino de Santiago for many Pamplona. It is an obligatory stop on the own way since you put the little picture.
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  • This is a must see in the region! Beautiful and unique inversed roof to gather the water from the sky. Very good and dedicated guide.
  • This church has the original gothic worship area that has a porch along the street. Inside you see a larger addition that has a much more baroque sensibility, with the dichotomy being a bit overwhelming. The older part is more serene and definitely worth a look.
  • Both Gothic and Medieval style construction. Very impressive!
  • Source: Turismo.Navarra the Church of San Cernin or San Saturnino, pattern of Pamplona, in the 13th century, not only was the religious center of the borough. Its two tall towers, that trace in the sky a very personal and iconic profile of the city and its powerful and thick walls, reveal you in your other function of yesteryear: a military and defensive strength in regular contests that were fought between neighbors of the different medieval boroughs. Located in the historic, halfway between the Town Hall and the Museum of Navarre, the Church is easily recognizable by a large arcaded atrium that precedes his entrance. Inside, a beautiful temple of very wide single nave. Don't forget to stop at the chapel of the Virgen del Camino, Lady and Queen of the city of Baroque style. To exit, look on the ground the "pocico" which San Saturnino baptised the early Christians, among them that would be its first bishop, San Fermin. Then, look to the sky and open the South Tower: there is the popular "gallico" and the clock that announces the beginning of every closure spot during the fiestas of San Fermín. The Church of San Cernin or San Saturnino, until few years ago the Pilgrim pilgrims hostel, rose quite possibly over a Roman temple, former Rua of the Bolserias, a key route between the 12th and 14th centuries. Its main façade is located on the same street San Saturnino, a few meters from the Town Hall square. She emphasizes the broad Atrium formed by pointed arches and tierceron vaults. To the sides of the arch to the temple, two sculptures collected images of Santiago Pilgrim and San Saturnino. The cover, a beautiful example of Gothic of the 13th, collects their capitals scenes of childhood and passion of Christ. The interior of the temple, an unusual Gothic in Navarre, is summarized in a polygonal very wide vaulted sexpartita, head single nave, chapels between buttresses and a choir raised at the foot. It deserves highlight is the solution of the head, with a large Arch of entrance, long windows and the difference in height between the chancel and the sides. Very curious is that right in the space he occupied the cloister is raised, in 1758, the employer Chapel of the Virgen del Camino, an interesting example of Baroque architecture, with the central Greek cross plan inscribed in a square, with the use of domes in the angles and the supremacy of the cruise and its ornamentation, which reaches the climax in the altarpiece of the chancel. Carving, Romanesque painted and covered in silver, came from Alfaro (La Rioja) but one morning in 1487 appeared on a beam above the high altar of San Saturnino. The riojanos accused the pamploneses of theft. The carving was returned but the Prodigy was repeated and Rioja ended up giving it. The great baroque altarpiece that occupies all the apse of the chapel contains images of the Immaculate Conception and Santa Teresa, brought from Naples in 1772. But this building is also home to more history on the outside. At the crossroads of Jarauta, Mayor and San Saturnino streets a plaque recalls the "pocico" in which Bishop Saturnino baptised the first Christians of the city. Then move to the cuesta de Santo Domingo to see the profile of the two high towers of the Church, of net military size, same height and quadrangular from there. South or the clock tower is topped with a weather vane in the form of gallo: de San Cernin "gallico" is one of the most popular emblems of the city. Below this symbol is the clock that announces each morning Sanfermin the exact moment in which the firing of the rocket that precedes the closure will occur.
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  • Impressive... must visit!
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