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San Millán, Segovia

View from south, San Millán, 1111-24. Segovia, Spain. Photo © David Joyal. View all images in our San Millán Photo Gallery.

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.

Quick Facts on the San Millán

Site Information
Names:Iglesia San Millán; San Millán; San Millán, Segovia; Church of San Millán
City:Segovia
State:Castile and Leon
Country:Spain
Categories:Churches
Faiths:Christianity; Catholic
Styles:Romanesque
Dates:1111-24
Visitor and Contact Information
Location:Segovia, Spain
Coordinates:40.945652° N, 4.120871° W  (view on Google Maps)
Lodging:View hotels near this location
Note: This information was accurate when first published and we do our best to keep it updated, but details such as opening hours can change without notice. To avoid disappointment, please check with the site directly before making a special trip.

Map of the San Millán

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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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Title:San Millán, Segovia
Author:Holly Hayes
Last updated:10/26/2009
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