San Román, Toledo

Tucked away in a virtually unspoiled (and less touristed) part of Toledo is the Iglesia de San Román, a fascinating 13th-century Mudéjar church.

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What to See at San Román

San Roman's tall Mudéjar tower, with two bell openings in the top level and blind arches beneath, originally stood apart from the main church in the manner of Muslim minarets.

Inside, Moorish and Christian elements - including a horseshoe arches and a Renaissance dome - combine to make this perhaps the most interesting church in Toledo.

Nearly all the interior walls are covered in colorful Romanesque murals, including portraits of archbishops and a depiction of the Last Judgment.

The Church of San Román has been deconsecrated and now houses the Museo de Arte Visigótico. The collection of Visigothic artifacts includes statuary, illuminated manuscripts, and gold and silver treasures.

Quick Facts on San Román

Site Information
Names:San Román
Visitor and Contact Information
Coordinates:39.858459° N, 4.027251° W
Address:Toledo, Spain
Lodging:View hotels near San Román
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 2, 2007; outside only) - see Toledo blog
  2. Fodor's Spain
  3. Rough Guide to Spain.

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