Iglesia de San Benito El Real

Iglesia de San Benito El Real, Valladolid

Iglesia de San Benito El Real

Iglesia de San Benito El Real
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CharlieinTexas
Austin, TX3,691 contributions
A bit dark, with high, cavernous ceilings
Dec 2019
Not particularly ornate, but charming in it’s own way. Very high ceilings. Extremely large, and very empty on this date. Simple. A place to worship.
Written December 28, 2019
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Илона Р
843 contributions
One more charch for visiting
May 2019 • Solo
This is old building , connection with history and religio, so beautiful view inside. Entrance free. Open from 11.00
Written May 22, 2019
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Marisa P
Dallas, TX985 contributions
Amazing church!
Jan 2019 • Family
This church is a jewel! It is located in downtown Valladolid. The building next to the church, it is owned by the town hall.
San Benito has an amazing altar, high ceilings, beautiful sculptures.
Written January 8, 2019
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BennyMalaga
Malaga, Spain89,694 contributions
A Beautiful Church
Sep 2017 • Couples
This Gothic church is one of the oldest churches in the city and has an impressive facade. The facade looks like a fortress and has much art in the church. The church was built of limestone from nearby quarries.

The church is open at 8:00 h, 10:00h, 13:00h, 20:00h, 21:00h.
Written October 2, 2017
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68Mauricio
Valladolid, Spain28 contributions
12th Century Amazing Catholic old Monastery Church
Jun 2016 • Friends
The history inside those walls is amazing, magnificent entry portal - this chirch has indergone many vhanges in its history and a final restoration in this century - it was completely ransacked and most of the original art is now in the Valladolid sculpture museum - naverending...
Written October 18, 2016
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Dutchmm
Piemonte225 contributions
Very sober, impressive!
Oct 2016 • Couples
This church is decidedly an oddity. First, the top of its campanile has been missing for over 100 years - demolished in the 19th century for health and safety reasons. Makes it look very squat from the outside. Internally, it is quite dark - none of the wide windows you would see in contemporary English gothic buildings. Now that the enormous renaissance retablo has been removed to the National Sculpture Museum, the high altar area seems quiet and contemplative. The church is still in use, so plan your visit to avoid annoying those attending Mass.
Written October 16, 2016
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BenHodge34
Bountiful, UT101 contributions
Watch where you step
Oct 2015 • Couples
This is a very different experience from the other churches we visited in Spain. It doesn't look at all like a church from the outside or the inside. After we left, we were told about the church that i remember wishing I knew about prior to visiting but have since forgotten. The ground out front is very uneven and my wife twisted her ankle. I also stepped bad right in a pile of dog droppings, so we both left disappointed.
Written September 27, 2016
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IOGWFH
Sydney, Australia741 contributions
Vault like Church
Sep 2014 • Friends
This building is unique in design. It took us awhile to work out that it was a church as it doesn't have the usual markings outside. Inside it really feels like you have entered a vault. It is really dark and the ground is slightly uneven. Past the cage (I don't what what else you can call it) towards the alter the floor goes from stone to squeeky wooden floorboards making you very self concious as you walk around in the silence. The lighting at the alter and a scene of Jesus's tomb has wonderful moody glow.
Written November 16, 2014
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BennyMalaga
Malaga, Spain89,694 contributions
Remarkable Facade
Aug 2011 • Couples
The Church of San Benito was started in 1499 with the late Gothic style and was finished in the late 16th century. The façade looks like a gate in a tower. It was designed by Rodrigo Gil de Hontañon in 1569. The tower was higher, but the upper part was removed in the 19th century for fear that it would fall down. The facade is quite severe and there is very little ornamentation on the outside of the church. The rest of the church was designed between 1499 and 1515 by the architects Juan de Arandia and Garcia de Olave and completely made of stone. The church is quite big and has three naves and three apses that are polygonal in shape. There does not exist a crossing. The lateral naves are quite high. Light comes in from large windows from one of the lateral naves. There is a high choir that has the span of the three naves. There is a beautiful main altar that is gilded. Many of the beautiful sculptures that originally adorned the church are now in the National Museum of Sculpture.
Written May 13, 2012
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