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SANTIAGO DE PEÑALBA

Mozárabe - Siglo X - León

This monastery is located in the Valley of Silence; built in the beginnings of the 10th century bt St. Genadio. It is a single nave church, divided in two stretches, with two small sort of crossing naves attached to the former one, with two superimposed apses. Wholly vaulted so that each of the six modules that conform it has a different type of vault, except those of the crossing that must have been alike

SANTO TOMAS DE LAS OLLAS

Mozárabe - Siglo X - León

This small church is located at the entrance of Ponferrada. It has a single nave with a magnificent oval apse that consists of nine horseshoe arches attached to the wall, upon columns and capitals with access through a triumphal arch, also horseshoe, covered with a magnificent groin vault of eleven edges that lean upon the centre of each arch dividing it in other eleven segments of clear Cordovan descent.

TORREON DE DOÑA URRACA

Castillo, Mozárabe - Siglo X - Burgos

This tower is located in Covarrubias. It is the only military stronghold preserved from that period. It is so called after Doña Urraca, grand daughter of Fernán González, who was sovereign abbess of the Monastery of St. Cosme and St. Damián in Covarrubias. Formed by three bodies, the first one possibly of Roman origin, with walls up to 3 m wide. The second one has a horseshoe door at many metres from the floor, and the last one, rebuilt in a later period, with windows and buttresses.

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