Spain & Portugal - stephentidmore

Segovia, Spain, February 2003 - Iglesia San Millán (Church of San Millan) after a rainstorm. The church was built in the 12th century between 1111 and 1124 and is one of the oldest churches in the city. It is a Romanesque church and was ordered to be built by Alfonso, King of Aragon.

The large church dominates a spacious plaza off of Avenida de Fernandex Ladreda, which leads to the famous aqueduct and passes another Romanesque church, San Clemente. Patterned closely on the cathedral of Jaca in Aragon, San Millán is especially notable for its pre-Romanesque mozarbic tower and porticoes with abundant Romanesque figurative carvings.

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