San Roman Church
San Roman Church
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Hugary1
Sydney, Australia5,631 contributions
Dec 2019
Not as ornate as others but still an impressive structure with a lovely cloister area. Art works and carvings are very impressive. Saw as part of a tour and guide was excellent. Built for Queen Isabella and the King as a place they wanted to be buried but the Royal family on their deaths won't allow them to be buried there.
Written January 7, 2020
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Nikola C
Dubrovnik, Croatia354 contributions
Nov 2017 • Solo
Church of San Roman is among the oldest ones in the old city of Toledo, built during 12th century in early, later to become typical, Toledo`s Mudejar arhitectural style (unique synthesis of Arab and Christian elements). With location in one of the highest and most privileged places in the city no wonder that Church served as crowning place of King Alfonso VIII of Castille in 1166. As with almost any building in Toledo, Church itself was built on top of an older Vizigoth and probably Roman arhitecture. Properties by which San Roman is best known are perfectly restored romanesque frescoes from 13th century. Interior is basilical base of three naves, separated by horseshoe arches, which are supported by six reused pillars and capitals of Visigoth origin, an apse chapel and a narrow tower (which is open for visiting).

San Roman today hosts Museum of Vizigothic councils and culture which is esential for visit in order to understand history of the city, because Toledo was famed capital of Vizigothic Kingdom for more than 300 years, which were city`s first golden age. Museum contains several archaeological collections from 6th to 8th centuries (almost entire Vizigoth Kingdom era) as capitals, reliefs, epigraphic pieces, documents, gold and silver work. Fee of 1 € is a bargain for this jewel of visual arts, arhitecture and history.
Written January 11, 2018
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nbend1
Guilford, Connecticut162 contributions
Oct 2019 • Family
The design of the church was absolutely incredible. It was one of the most beautiful facilities of it's type which I had seen. It was without question worth the wait
Written November 26, 2019
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Susan V
Canberra, Australia21 contributions
Sep 2016 • Couples
Obviously underrated,but the interior of this beautiful old cathedral presents a superb combination of the Mudejar to Christian transition, very well preserved and restored,while the Visigoth artifacts from 6th-8th centuries are also a very interesting and unique,as their legacy is often never seen anywhere else. The soft golden glow from all these treasures provide a very intimate atmosphere. A climb up the bell tower gives you a scenic view, although it is through wire mesh, and the stairs are fairly steep and not well lit,so probably not for older or very tall people.
Written October 14, 2016
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TheShis
Tel Aviv, Israel38,238 contributions
Sep 2013 • Couples
This 12th century church is all but impressive.
Nowadays, it serves as the museum of Visigothic cultures (free of charge, thankfully).
The dullness of the museum effects the church, which looks rather run-down.
Skip this one.
Written October 24, 2013
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paganpeeps
Murcia, Spain59 contributions
May 2013 • Friends
a different view of toledo from the top of the church towers. there are approx 174 steps to the top, they are safe and quite wide. dont forget your camera...
Written May 15, 2013
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PatrickCBryan
Leefdaal, Belgium11 contributions
Apr 2013 • Family
The church had very few church or mosque items. The museum of visigoth culture was a bit puzzling. It told me very little about visigoth culture, and only had a large collection of artefacts that were apparently visigothic, without explanation what made them Visigothic (and not, f.i. Iberian or Roman). The nice part was that we could climb the tower (and that it was free..)
Written April 14, 2013
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Tina B
Charlotte, NC74 contributions
Jan 2019 • Friends
We went in and walked around. We didn't take a tour. It was amazing and we don't make churches like that anymore. I would go back again.
Written January 22, 2019
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travelfromric
Virginia169 contributions
Dec 2013 • Family
We very much enjoyed our visit to this church/museum, as we have a lot of interest in this period. For those less interested in Visigothic art, it might be a bit obscure.
Written January 10, 2014
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BennyMalaga
Malaga, Spain89,775 contributions
Apr 2012 • Couples
The Museum of the Councils and Visigothic Culture is located in the Church of San Roman in the Plaza San Roman. This museum has archaeological collections from the 6th, 7th and 8th centuries that are related to the old capital of the Visigothic Kingdom of Toledo. There are capitals of columns, reliefs, epigraphic pieces, painting, documents, moldings and gold and silver work. An important exhibit shows the trousseaus that were found in the Carpio de Tajo Necropolis. There are very good reproductions of the votive crowns from the treasure of Guarrazar.

The church is one of the oldest in Toledo and was used during the Visigothic period. When the Moors came, the church was converted into a mosque and rebuilt in the 13th century in the Mudejar style. The church has three naves in the form of a basilica. These are separated by Moorish horseshoe arches that are supported on pillars. There are also columns with Visigothic capitals. The main chapel is in the Plateresque style and was the work of Alonso de Covarrubias. The high altarpiece was made by Diego de Velasco. There are frescos that cover the walls from the 13th century, with Roman and Moorish influences.
Written April 19, 2012
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