MOZARABIC AND ROMANESQUE ART IN VALLADOLID
The suggested trip starts in the community of Wamba. The name comes from the Gothic Kings homonymous from the 7th century, as it is believed that he was crowned in this place, particularly in the Visigothic church that preceded the present Mozarabic church of the 10th century, St. María, which is probably the first church in that style in the area.
The next stop in the journey is the town of Urueña, where the Romanesque church of La Anunciada is found, being one of the most interesting buildings of the Castile-Leon Romanesque for its Romaneasque style with Lombard ornamentation, more likely found in regions like Catalonia and Aragón.
The trip finishes in St. Cebrián de Mazote, where the Mozarabic church of St. Cipriano -from the 10th century- is found. This temple is considered the largest one built in this period and its structure seems a compendium of the most remarkable characteristics of the Spanish Pre Romanesque architecture that has reached our days.
Planned visits: St. María de Wamba, La Anunciada in Ureña, and St. Cipriano in St. Cebrián de Mazote.
Approximate total distance travelled: 48 Km.
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Located where Wamba was anointed king, it was built in the first half of the 10th century upon the remains of a Visigothic church, of which fragments of the decoration have been preserved. From the Mozarabic period, only the chevet has been preserved, with three apses covered with a horseshoe vault, the continuation of magnificent access arches, the last two sections of the naves and the northern wall; the rest corresponds to a reconstruction in the 12th century.
The hermitage of the Announced one was known as monastery of San Pedro and San Paul of Spanish flies. It was raised at the end of the 11th century or beginning of the XIIth, of there that his style corresponds to the first Romanesque one with Lombard ornamentation that had spread over Catalonia and Aragon. Both Urueña’s villa and the hermitage of the Announced one were declared Historical – artistic Set in 1975, already this one is one of the most interesting buildings of the Romanesque one of Castilla y León.
Built around 910, its structure seems a compendium of the most remarkable characteristics of Spanish pre Romanesque architecture that has reached these days. In fact, it is a church with three naves, three apses, being the central one semi circular, and squre the lateral ones, with nave and crossing lantern and another apse at the end of the central nave. All of that supported upon horseshoe arches