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Iglesia de San Martin de Fromista

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Classic church

Wonderful classic - a must see for pilgrims. (And don’t miss the nearby gourmet restaurant... read more

Reviewed 25 September 2018
Nancy19067
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Mattituck, New York
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One jewel in "El Camino"

This is one of the prettiest and simplest churches in "El Camino" by itself it deserves a detour if... read more

Reviewed 6 June 2018
martinezcm
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Kansas City, Missouri
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Reviewed 25 September 2018 via mobile

Wonderful classic - a must see for pilgrims. (And don’t miss the nearby gourmet restaurant, Hostería de los Palmeros. A bit expensive, but an experience too amazing to miss.)

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Reviewed 6 June 2018

This is one of the prettiest and simplest churches in "El Camino" by itself it deserves a detour if in a road tour. It was started in 1066 and is pure Romanesque with a departure from the Spanish style. It has two round towers more...More

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Reviewed 25 May 2018

You need to pay a small admission charge to get in but well worth it. This church is in pristine condition and the stone work and carvings are very unique and interesting. Tour groups come and visit but best seen after they leave to enjoy...More

Thank Scott W
Reviewed 4 December 2017

This church was founded in 1066. It’s in the style of a basilica. There are many decorative styles including plants, animals, and more famously a black Madonna. We have been told that her dark skin is a result of years of candle burning nearby rather...More

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Reviewed 17 September 2017 via mobile

Amazingly restored Roman church. Interesting to take a look at the maquette which is inside to see what the church looked like before the restoration. It has amazing details.

Thank msluis
Reviewed 4 July 2017

Different looking to the usual medieval church with twin towers. The inside is plain but natural and shows its age well. The arches pushing out supporting the weight, and the sombre feeling found within.

Thank Matthew P
Reviewed 25 November 2016

We did not have the chance to visit the interior because it was closed. However, it has impressive architecture and is extremely impressed under lights.

Thank wvlivingston
Reviewed 25 September 2016

Nothing had quite prepared me for this miracle. It is a national monument and was restored, impeccably, about 100 years ago. A gorgeous, honey coloured stone, it is in near perfect condition. The decoration on the outside is minimal, but in the inside it has...More

Thank William R
Reviewed 21 September 2016

Walk all around the church to get the full perspective of its shapes. Also watch the shadows change as the sun moves. Great for photographs.

Thank Sandra H
Reviewed 7 September 2016 via mobile

San Martin and San Pedro are within a five minute walk. The day I visited San Martin there was a music program with classical, Spanish guitar. First rate!

Thank Bill A
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