San Millán Church, Segovia

Iglesia San Millán is a fine Romanesque church located outside of the old walls of Segovia. Built between 1111 and 1124, it is one of the oldest churches in the city.

The large church dominates a spacious plaza off of Avenida de Fernandex Ladreda, which leads to the famous aqueduct and passes another Romanesque church, San Clemente.

Patterned closely on the cathedral of Jaca in Aragon, San Millán is especially notable for its pre-Romanesque mozarbic tower and porticoes with abundant Romanesque figurative carvings.

Inside, there are three naves and three apses. The decoration is largely Baroque, but there are some Romanesque frescoes in the chancel.

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Quick Facts on the San Millán Church

Site Information
Names:Iglesia San Millán · San Millán · San Millán Church
Country:Spain
Categories:churches
Styles:Romanesque; Mozarabic
Dates:1111-24
Visitor and Contact Information
Coordinates:40.945652° N, 4.120871° W
Address:Segovia, Spain
Hours:open daily 10-2, 4:30-7:30
Lodging:View hotels near the San Millán Church
Note: This information was accurate when first published and we do our best to keep it updated, but details such as opening hours and prices can change without notice. To avoid disappointment, please check with the site directly before making a special trip.

References

  1. Personal visit (April 1, 2007) - see Segovia Travel Blog
  2. Rough Guide Spain 11 (2004), 186.
  3. Segovia - San Millan - Planetware

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