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San Román, Toledo

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Photo © Adrian Fletcher.
Photo © Adrian Fletcher.
Photo © Klaus Graf.
Photo © Klaus Graf.

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

What to See

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; San Román, Toledo
City:Toledo
Country:Spain
Faiths:Christianity; Catholic
Visitor and Contact Information
Location:Toledo, Spain
Coordinates:39.858459° N, 4.027251° 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 San Román

Below is a location map and aerial view of San Román. Using the buttons on the left (or the wheel on your mouse), you can zoom in for a closer look, or zoom out to get your bearings. To move around, click and drag the map with your mouse.

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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Title:San Román, Toledo
Author:Holly Hayes
Last updated:10/26/2009
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