Ex Colegiata de Santa María del Manzano

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Ex Colegiata de Santa María del Manzano

Ex Colegiata de Santa María del Manzano | Wikicommons. Autor: Carlospalacios

Ex Colegiata de Santa María del Manzano | Wikicommons. Autor: Carlospalacios

A jewel of the Historical Heritage of Castrojeriz

In the heart of Castrojeriz stands the imposing Ex Collegiate Church of Santa María del Manzano. A silent witness of centuries of history and culture of the town. With a charm that still exudes the medieval era thanks to its structure, the church is much more than a place of worship, a true architectural treasure that is a journey through time.

The former Collegiate Church of Santa María del Manzano was founded in the 11th century, although in the 15th century it underwent several important reforms, leaving a record of the history of the region. As a result of this, we find a building in which the Romanesque and Gothic styles remain latent, demonstrating the different stages it has gone through.

If we talk about the interior, it is impossible not to mention the May altarpiece, a majestic work of art in the Renaissance style. The Cristo de Castro, a Romanesque carving from the 13th century and of great historical and cultural importance, also deserves a special mention. Also inside the church is the baroque organ, belonging to the 18th century; as well as the Gothic crypt, a very attractive space for visitors.

The former Collegiate Church of Santa María del Manzano is a must-see for all those pilgrims who pass through the area on the Camino de Santiago. A building loaded with history and art, essential for any lover of these two arts.

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