Castile–Leon and Castile–La Mancha Sights

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  • Ctra. de Zamarramia Map It
  • Segovia
  • Religious Building/Site/Shrine

Published 08/18/2015

Fodor's Review

Made of local stone that's a warm orange color, this isolated Romanesque church, on the northern outskirts of town, off Cuesta de los Hoyos, was built in 1208 for the Knights Templar. Like other buildings associated with this order, it has 12 sides, inspired by the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem. It's about a 45-minute walk outside town (you can see this church on a cliffside from the castle windows), but the trek pays off in full when you climb the bell tower and see all of Segovia silhouetted against the Sierra de Guadarrama.

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Ctra. de Zamarramia, Segovia, Castille and León, 40001, Spain

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  • €2 (free Tues.)

Published 08/18/2015


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