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Collegiate Church of Santillana del Mar, Santillana del Mar

Categories: Churches, Tourist Spots
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The largest Romanesque structure on the Cantabrian coast, Collegiate Church of Santillana del Mar has allegorical columns with carvings that depict the epic struggle between good and evil. The cloister's humble size is offset by these detailed works, which are chiseled on the top of columns in the form of animals and humans. Surrounding the cloister is a town with cobblestone streets; its cafes and shops serve the many guests of the sacred monastery grounds. Outside the walls, stumble across several sarcophagi that are the final resting places of priests and nobility. Put Collegiate Church of Santillana del Mar on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Santillana del Mar vacation trip planner.
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  • Only three euros will cost you the entrance and worthwhile. Located in the Centre, very well preserved, and therefore one of the Romanesque monuments most representative of the region. It is declared national monument.
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  • Santillana del Mar is a must stop if you visit Cantabria. Documented as villa since the 10th century, its origins date back to Roman times. It has several things to visit, and between elllas the Collegiate Church of Santa Juliana, located in the same urban area. His visit not will leave indifferent, neither inside nor its cloister. The visit costs € 3, entry only for adults and children do not pay. The origins of this collegiate church can be traced back by the 9TH century, when a group of Benedictine monks settled with the relics of Saint Juliana of Bithynia, of that monastery today already there is nothing. It is, in the 12TH century, when it passes the Benedictine monks at the hands of the canons of St. Augustine. It can appreciate perfectly the added and modifications that has gone suffering with the time. The cloister with 43 capitals sculpted shaped irregular quadrilateral; the most beautiful capitals are those on the side South and West side, the Church called reprensentan stories typical of Romanesque architecture, this gallery, is the only exception, only preserves a Romanesque capital since it was renovated in the 16TH century. As a curiosity, to say that this cloister was dismantled and rebuilt in its entirety at the beginning of the 20TH century, under the direction of Juan Bautista Lázaro. In the cloister we can see different sarcophagus of characters who were buried in the collegiate church at the time and a series of Corbels. In the interior of the temple, there are several things that highlight, the first and most relevant the altar of Flemish Hispanic style (s 16TH), three streets, in the central part in lower there is a Baroque image of the Saint; Cruise is a mound with a sepulchral lauda at Santa Juliana, whose remains are found in a casket in the main altarpiece; the choir with a great organ of time Baroque and just behind the choir, us find with the chapel baptismal, with an impressive battery Romanesque, is of a single piece of granite, and in the same Chapel us find a pantocrator with remains of polychromy dated in the year 1200. The right apse of the Altar, there is a bas-relief of santa by subjecting the demon (s XII) and on the left a bas-relief of the Virgin holding the child. We can also see the sepulchre of Doña Fronilde (s XII), supported on lions. In the interior of the temple is all perfectly explained with posters, that Yes, only in Spanish, which is striking because inside we encounter more foreign visitors than natives.
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  • huge and beautiful could not see it inside for arriving late and we were on the outside next to the House of gaudi so that can see it all if the gardens and architecture is time is immeasurable, I recommend it
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  • Collegiate Church of Santa juliana, probably one of the best examples of Romanesque art in Cantabria. The current building dates back to the 12th century, but this made additions and reforms of the primitive chapel that is believed dates back to the year 870. Data apart is the ultimate goal of a stroll in Santillana del mar and enjoys much sit awhile in its surroundings.
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  • Magnificent Romanesque Collegiate Church
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