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Iglesia de San Juan de los Panetes
Reviewed 1 June 2017

If you like old churches and the reverent beauty within, this is worth a look. Beautifully sculpted statues and spectacular domes, bright and white inside, a good feeling.

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank Christopher P
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Reviewed 11 May 2017

This is near the Roman walls & fuente de la hispanidad (arty fountain) at the end of the Pilar plaza. Even if you don't have time to see inside the church, the leaning tower is clearly visible from the outside. I'd read that there used to be another leaning tower in Zaragoza, but it was demolished in 1892. Not as big as the one in Pisa, but worth a look whilst in the plaza.

Date of experience: April 2017
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Reviewed 16 January 2017

This church is next to the Basilica de el Pilar and adjacent to the Roman wall. The interesting thing about this church is that has a leaning tower.There's some remains from the original church in romanic style (XII century) since this building burned in the XVI century and later again in the 1930"s.

Date of experience: November 2016
2  Thank macmanion
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Reviewed 11 July 2015

Iglesia de San Juan de los Panetes is the old Romanesque church located between the Basilica de Nuestra Senora del Pilar and the Zuda Tower (Also a Tourist Info office), what is striking about this building is the leaning tower. It was on recommendation from an elderly local lady that we visited, she had stopped us in the street to tell us in Spanish what a wonderful building it was and that we shouldn't miss it.

The church was completed in 1725, unfortunately in 1935 it suffered a major fire in which a lot of the treasures were lost, because of this it is pure white inside with some ornate plaster work. It was well worth the visit, topping off our lovely experience with the local lady, with neither of us being able to speak each others language.

Date of experience: April 2015
2  Thank kpiddy
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Reviewed 18 October 2012

The Church of San Juan de los Panetes is located at Calle Salduba, 3. On its site, there used to be a medieval church of the Order of St. John of Jerusalem. The new church was ordered built by the Gran Castellan Vicente de Oña and was finished in 1725. The façade is Baroque and has two parts. The upper part has a niche with the figure of San Juan Bautista. The lower part has an arch with pilasters on either side of the doorway. The tower is octagonal and made of brick and has the Mudejar style. It was constructed in the 16th century and has a slight inclination towards the Basilica del Pilar that is clearly visible to passers-by. The church was declared a Historic-Artistic Monument in 1935. However in 1935 the Republicans burned the church. Since then the walls have been smoothed out and whitewashed. The fire destroyed most of the artistic treasures in the church and the only thing that was salvaged was a crucifix from the 16th century. The pilasters and stucco decorations have been cleaned. The interior of the church has three naves of equal size and height. The vaults are decorated in the Baroque style and have lunettes. There is a cupola at the crossing that is decorated with the crosses of Malta.

Date of experience: October 2012
2  Thank BennyMalaga
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