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Well worth the time both walking round the outside grounds, the church and the cloisters which was the beautiful part !
Worth taking in for a few moments the commitment an dedication that went into the church over many centuries
The church has its origins in a monastery dating back to 9th century. It is believed that the relics of Santa Juliana were kept there.
In the 11th century it was transformed into a collegiate church, but current structure and shape is from the 12th...More
Fantastic columns and carvings in the cloisters so take lots of pictures as you cannot photograph the church ! Why I have no idea as there is not a lot to get excited by apart from the very old altar. Why go some churches and...More
This 11C Romanesque church is the main feature of Santillana del Mar. Although not the prettiest of churches, you really get a sense of the age of the church. The Cloisters have some interesting stone artefacts and lovely columns. The stone coffin of Saint Juliana...More
You can read the history of this building in the bones of its architecture. It's a fascinating read! The cloister has some artefacts to browse and the church has several historic pieces including a lovely C17th high altar. No info in English, though, so taake...More
You enter this church via the Cloisters which are really interesting. The capitals on the many columns are all intricately carved and all differ, some are just architectural designs but others depict religious or hunting scenes etc. It is very peaceful and calm as you...More
I am biting my nails off that we did not manage to get inside. Medieval town seekers - this is one of your ultimate destination. This place dates back to year 870... get your butts here... just not all at the same time... please!