The Romanesque Church of Vallunquera

The near village of Vallunquera has a nice church that preserves part of its Romanesque construction.

General Information:

Town: 
Vallunquera (Castrojeriz)
The Romanesque Church of Vallunquera
The Romanesque Church of Vallunquera
The Romanesque Church of Vallunquera
The Romanesque Church of Vallunquera
The Romanesque Church of Vallunquera
Town: Vallunquera (Castrojeriz)

Descripción

Built in the thirteenth century, this small church has two naves and a double apse. Its characteristics show a transition between the Romanesque and Gothic styles. The main entrance stands out because of its four archivolts, with columns and capitals decorated with different elements, such as vegetal motifs, dragons, harpies and a human figure.

Next to the entrance, in the southern wall, a small window is formed by three archivolts with columns and capitals decorated with animals, plants and two people. Inside, the simple but beautiful layout of the two naves, separated by arches, must be mentioned. Two capitals highlight over the rest. They show a similar scene where a person with a knife and a horn is being attacked by a seven-headed snake.

Touristic Services

Amaya (Sotresgudo)
Villadiego
Citores del Páramo (Sasamón)

Leisure Activities

Art and Culture

Vallunquera (Castrojeriz)
Castrojeriz
Melgar de Fernamental