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Iglesia de San Martin de Fromista

Plaza San Martin, 34440 Fromista, Spain
+34 672 14 69 94
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Beautiful church

Different looking to the usual medieval church with twin towers. The inside is plain but natural... read more

Reviewed 5 July 2017
Matthew P
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London, United Kingdom
Impressive architecture

We did not have the chance to visit the interior because it was closed. However, it has impressive... read more

Reviewed 26 November 2016
wvlivingston
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Brevard, North Carolina
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Plaza San Martin, 34440 Fromista, Spain
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Reviewed 5 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 26 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 8 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
Reviewed 25 July 2016

After walking several miles on our camino, we were weary and seeking spiritual refreshening. This church provided such sanctuary. It was a welcoming place to pray and reflect. The medieval architecture and artwork were simplistic by Spanish standards yet lovely. How can you say anything...More

Thank The_Man1965
Reviewed 30 December 2015

The very quaint Iglesia de San Martin is a restored 11th century church in Fromista. Its clean simple lines and relatively austere interior are a far cry from the big catedrals of the neighbouring cities. It had a calm peacefulness about it - well worth...More

3  Thank Peter C
Reviewed 25 October 2015

This is a lovely, ancient church in the small town of Fromista. It is the finest example of Romanesque in Castille, and dates from 1066. The capitals of the columns are beautifully crafted. They form a narrative of biblical stories. We enjoyed this church forits...More

1  Thank EC13091
Reviewed 24 October 2015 via mobile

We spent a night in Fromista, Palencia while doing the Camino de Santiago. It is a typical Castillian town in The Meseta and seemed so deserted and dead. The streets were quiet even after siesta time was over except for an elderly pair of gentlemen...More

1  Thank Footloose916
Reviewed 21 September 2015

A lovely simple church in the small town of Frómista which is on the Camino de Compostella.It's construction can be dated to around 1066 and and is calculated to have lasted 15 to 20 years.It has been beautifully restored and there is a model of...More

1  Thank MarcDun
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