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Soria’s Route of St. James

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The proposed trip is known as Soria’s Route of St. James, that runs along an ancient Roman road.

It starts at the town of Ágreda, known as the villa of the three cultures, since already in the Middle Ages it was an important focal point of craftwork where three religions lived together. In this township we find St. Miguel’s Tower, attached to the homonymous church in Gothic style.

The next stopover is the capital of the province: Soria, which counts with the church of St. Domingo, famous for being the only one in this region with the French style of the region of Poitou, probably due to the presence of Leonor of England, daughter of Leonor de Aquitania and wife of the monarch Alphonse the Eight.
The tour proceeds through the township of Calatañazor, where, according to the legend, “Almanzor perdió su tambor” (Almanzor lost his drum). It has the declaration of National Historic Artistic Ensemble since 1962. There we find the Romanesque hermitage of  La Soledad, at the feet of the ruins of the castle.

The next stop is Burgo de Osma, the township that hosts the magnificent Cathedral de la Anunciación, an impressive building in Gothic style built upon the old Romanesque cathedral from the 12th century, of which only a pair of double communication arches remain between the chapter hall and the cloister, located on the northern side of the temple.

The trip concludes at the town of St. Esteban de Gormaz, where two Romanesque monuments stand out: the church of St. Miguel, built at the end of the 11th century, which has the most ancient porticoed gallery in the region, and the church of Nuestra Señora del Rivero or “El Rivero”, built later, with many similarities in both of them.

Planned visits: Torre de St. Miguel de Ágreda, St. Domingo de Soria, hermitage de la Soledad, Cathedral de la Asunción, church of St. Miguel and Nuestra Señora del Rivero.

-Total approximate distance of the trip: 128 Km.

Type of recommended stay: Rural accomodations in the surroundings of Soria.

Mapa del viaje

Provincias de la Ruta:
Soria

Guía del viaje

Día 1

Ágreda

La iglesia de San Miguel de Ágreda es de factura gótica. Sin embargo, conserva adosada a su costado norte una bella torre perteneciente al templo románico datado en el siglo XII. Una magnífica torre que, muy probablemente, tuvo su inspiración en la existente en Aínsa, en la comarca del Sobrarbe en Aragón.

Soria

La iglesia de Santo Domingo de Soria fue reedificada sobre otro templo en tiempos de Alfonso VIII en el siglo XII. Su fachada sigue el estilo de otros templos franceses de la región de Poitou. Este hecho puede ser debido a la presencia de Leonor de Inglaterra, esposa de Alfonso VIII e hija de la famosa Leonor de Aquitania, quien posiblemente fue la causante de este nuevo soplo de aire francés en la zona.

Día 2

Calatañazor

The hermitage of La Soledad is situated in the famous municipality soriano of Calatañazor, declared Historical Artistic National Set in 1962, but that has gone on to the history for being where the Arabic commander Almanzor was defeated in 1002 by Sancho García, Count of Castile. Of Romanesque style, the hermitage just preserves his plant, the head-board and the north front page due to a series of reforms and transformations that it suffered in the 17th century.

Burgo de Osma

The Romanesque cathedral of the Asuncion was one of the first buildings that were done in Osma’s Hamlet, initiated about 1101 by the bishop San Pedro de Osma whose remains rest in the cathedral. To a little time to finish the work, in the 13th century, the bishop Juan Domínguez arranged his demolition to construct a Gothic temple. Of the first Romanesque alone building they reduce a couple of double arches of communication between chapterhouse and cloister located to the north side of the temple.

Día 3

San Esteban de Gormaz

The church of San Miguel, constructed at the end of the 11th century, constituted an innovation in Castilla inside the Romanesque art being his gallery porticada the most ancient of the region soriana from which it would spread for the rest of Castile. Belfry toasts it it was raised by posteriority using stones proceeding from next Roman deposits since the stela placed under the front page demonstrates west of the tower.

San Esteban de Gormaz

La iglesia de Nuestra Señora del Rivero está situada en el municipio de San Esteban de Gormaz. “El Rivero”, como la conocen los habitantes de la región, fue construida a principios del siglo XII, con posterioridad a la otra iglesia del mismo pueblo, la de San Miguel, con la que guarda muchas semejanzas como la galería porticada en el lado sur o algún canecillo que se encuentra bajo la cornisa dentro de la galería.

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