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Iglesia de San Pedro de la Nave, Zamora

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San Pedro de la Nave is a Visigothic church in the town of Campillo, in the municipal unit of San Pedro de la Nave-Almendra, in the province of Zamora, Spain. It was declared a national monument on April 22, 1912.The church foundation goes back to the reign of Ergica in the seventh century, having been built between 680 and before the Muslim conquest of Hispania in 711; San Pedro de la Nave is thus one of the last works of Visigothic architecture.Originally the church was sited on the banks of the river Esla, but, when the Ricobayo dam was built, it was moved to avoid submersion in the higher waters of the Esla. Thanks to the efforts of Manuel Gómez-Moreno, it was decided that the church would be moved stone by stone to its current location. This operation was carried out in 1930-32, under the direction of the architect Alejandro Ferrant Vázquez.The church's first design corresponded to a Roman cross in plan, although later two lateral naves were added, which gave it a hybrid shape between basilical and cruciform. It also has five rooms, two on each side of the Presbytery, that must have served as hermits' cells. In sum a rectangular plan of approximately 5.6 by 2.1 meters is established, from which eight chapels project: the rectangular central apsidal chapel and two others at the ends of the transept. The central nave, as is usually the case, is taller and wider than the aisles and is separated from them by arches supported by strong pillars.
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  • It is worth to deviate a few kilometers to see this gem of Spanish art. Exceptional building and spectacular capitals
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  • You have to give access, since it has a few hours of opening, even closed during the months of January-February. The Church was moved in place, to its current location, stone by stone, to avoid that it was flooded by the nearby swamp
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  • Beautiful Visigothic Church, when I visited it had to ask for the key in the village. Your location current no is the original. Was detached stone to stone for the construction of the reservoir.
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  • Recommended the visit to the historical value of the same.
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  • Church of San Pedro and San Ildefonso, of Romanesque origin, of larger size and importance of the town after the Cathedral. It is a national monument since 1974.
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  • A pretty impressive church with great artistic and historical value.
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  • Many churches in Zamora
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  • A very beautiful monument remains of a beautiful time
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