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Iglesia de San Miguel Arcangel

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Emira T wrote a review Mar 2016
Tunis, Tunisia876 contributions81 helpful votes
When visiting San Esteban de Gormaz, it may be worth going with a guide. Tours are offered at the Tourism Office for Eur5 per person (add Eur1 if you wish to taste some wine at the end of the visit). The tour takes circa 2 1/2 hours and walks you around a few historical spots of the village (eg. churches, bridges and main gate, a wine cave). We stopped and visited this church while it is undergoing excavations. There was no light inside but we could still see the fresco. Outside the church, it is nice to examine each of the columns' capitals as they are decorated with either Muslims or Christians' designs.
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Date of experience: March 2016
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Pamela F wrote a review Aug 2015
Granada, Spain52 contributions34 helpful votes
The best way to see this church as well as the entire village is to go on a walking tour at 11.30. It leaves from the Tourism Office. The guide is knowledgeable. The price of about five euros even includes a glass of wine in a tiny bodega owned by the guide's boyfriend (I recommend the red, which is actually made and stored there in the town.) The last church on the tour is San Miguel. It is authentic Romanic architecture and recently wall paintings have been uncovered. The whole church is (very slowly) being restored and thus one must imagine a great deal. However, with some imagination, it is possible to focus on what is visible and fill in the blanks. Apparently, there are currently no funds to continue with the restoration process, but one can always hope that one day, an interested millionaire will appear and offer to finance the costs. It is interesting to see the sculptures on the columns, which were a way of instructing people who could not read about Christian doctrine. Also the small door for the Moslem "converts", who otherwise would have had to leave Spain. The church is a small jewel in need of polishing, but a delight for the discerning eye.
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Date of experience: August 2015
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