Iglesia de San Martín de Frómista

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Iglesia de San Martín de Frómista

Iglesia de San Martín de Frómista

Iglesia de San Martín de Frómista

Church of San Martín de Frómista: One of the Romanesque jewels of the Camino de Santiago

The church of San Martín de Frómista, with a typically Romanesque exterior appearance, dates from the 11th century and is one of the most representative buildings in the province of Palencia. The temple, dedicated to San Martín de Tours, is related to the Cathedral of Jaca, which can be visited if you walk the Aragonese Way.

This religious construction, of basilica plan, is one of the few full or dynastic Romanesque constructions in Spain and finds its origin in the Benedictine monastery of San Martín, founded by Doña Mayor, Countess of Castile and Queen of Navarre, in 1066 (the church would be erected some years later as part of that complex).

The church of San Martín de Frómista is the pinnacle of 11th century Romanesque art in Spain, together with the Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela (which mixes Romanesque with Gothic and Baroque), the Basilica of San Isidoro de León and the Cathedral of San Juan de Jaca.

Found in ruins at the end of the 19th century, the church was rebuilt after being recognized as a National Monument in 1894; the work was carried out by the architect Manuel Aníbal Álvarez Amoroso, rebuilding some missing parts, with the intention of returning the temple to a state very similar to the original. 

Opening hours and location of the Church of San Martín de Frómista

  • The church is open every day from 10:00 to 14:00 and from 15:30 to 18:30.

If you are on the Camino de Santiago and want to visit this Romanesque jewel, the church of San Martín de Frómista is located on the Hontanas - Frómista stage of the French Way.

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