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Iglesia de San Martin de Fromista

Open Now: 09:30 - 14:00, 16:30 - 20:00
Open today: 09:30 - 14:00, 16:30 - 20:00
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Wonderful small Romanesque church

It really is worth detouring (not far) from the Camino route to visit this absolute gem of... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Wellington, New Zealand
An architectural gem

Frómista is a small town not far from the motorway that justly deserves a detour. One reason for... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Andalucia, Spain
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It really is worth detouring (not far) from the Camino route to visit this absolute gem of Romanesque architecture and paying the small entrance fee. It is largely untouched architecturally and the interior is plain and contemplative which is a pleasant change from the Gothic...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Frómista is a small town not far from the motorway that justly deserves a detour. One reason for that is San Martin church, if you are into art and history. This is one of the finest examples of Romanesque art. Having a basilical plant and...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank southerntraveller49
Reviewed 25 September 2018 via mobile

Wonderful classic - a must see for pilgrims. (And don’t miss the nearby gourmet restaurant, Hostería de los Palmeros. A bit expensive, but an experience too amazing to miss.)

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Nancy19067
Reviewed 6 June 2018

This is one of the prettiest and simplest churches in "El Camino" by itself it deserves a detour if in a road tour. It was started in 1066 and is pure Romanesque with a departure from the Spanish style. It has two round towers more...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank martinezcm
Reviewed 25 May 2018

You need to pay a small admission charge to get in but well worth it. This church is in pristine condition and the stone work and carvings are very unique and interesting. Tour groups come and visit but best seen after they leave to enjoy...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Scott W
Reviewed 4 December 2017

This church was founded in 1066. It’s in the style of a basilica. There are many decorative styles including plants, animals, and more famously a black Madonna. We have been told that her dark skin is a result of years of candle burning nearby rather...More

Date of experience: October 2017
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Reviewed 17 September 2017 via mobile

Amazingly restored Roman church. Interesting to take a look at the maquette which is inside to see what the church looked like before the restoration. It has amazing details.

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank msluis
Reviewed 4 July 2017

Different looking to the usual medieval church with twin towers. The inside is plain but natural and shows its age well. The arches pushing out supporting the weight, and the sombre feeling found within.

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank Matthew P
Reviewed 25 November 2016

We did not have the chance to visit the interior because it was closed. However, it has impressive architecture and is extremely impressed under lights.

Date of experience: September 2016
Thank wvlivingston
Reviewed 25 September 2016

Nothing had quite prepared me for this miracle. It is a national monument and was restored, impeccably, about 100 years ago. A gorgeous, honey coloured stone, it is in near perfect condition. The decoration on the outside is minimal, but in the inside it has...More

Date of experience: September 2016
Thank William R
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