Church of Saint Mary the Ancient

Church of Saint Mary the Ancient, Valladolid

Church of Saint Mary the Ancient

Church of Saint Mary the Ancient
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MDOGP
Dallas, TX1,067 contributions
Jan 2020
The outside of this Romanesque church is jus beautiful. It has a very tall sturdy tower with four floors. The first part of the church was built in the 12th century, and the rest of the church is from the 14th century.
The inside is very simple; it has vaulted naves and aisles.
Written January 9, 2020
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BennyMalaga
Malaga, Spain89,775 contributions
Aug 2011 • Couples
The Church of Santa Maria de la Antigua is located at Plaza de Portugalete. This church is a Gothic church that dates from the 14th century, with a tower that was built for the church in the 13th century. It started out as a chapel for the Conde Ansurez in the 11th century. The church has three naves that are separated by pillars. There is a cloister that is austere. The tower has a square floor plan and has four parts. The bottom part is quite simple, without ornamentation, and has one window. The upper parts have narrow windows in its four faces. The top of the tower has a shape like a pyramid and is covered with roof tile that resembles fish scales. The tower is one of the best examples of the Castillian Romanesque period for its slenderness and beauty. It is called the Queen of the Castillian Romanesque church towers and it is now a symbol of the city.
Written May 13, 2012
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BennyMalaga
Malaga, Spain89,775 contributions
Sep 2017 • Couples
The Church of Santa Maria la Antigua is located near the Cathedral and its facade is very impressive, with a very tall tower. However one needs to know that the church is open only when there are masses. It is open at 9:30h and 19:30h.
Written October 2, 2017
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Joan P
Lima, Peru36 contributions
Oct 2016
When I lived in Valladolid, this was the church where I attended mass most frequently. Its tower is Romanesque in construction, being older than the church itself which shows Gothic influence. It's the oldest church in Valladolid (12th century) which is why it has the name Antigua in it. Dark and cold in winter, refreshing in summer.
Written September 13, 2017
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ctconn2015
Brunswick, OH18 contributions
Sep 2015 • Family
Went to Valladolid for a wedding in this beautiful church. It is a parish church next to the main cathedral but it was built in the 13th century and we would call it a cathedral , also, because it is huge. Very beautiful stained glass windows, too.
Written September 28, 2015
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IOGWFH
Sydney, Australia741 contributions
Sep 2014 • Friends
The church is impressive, with a great tower structure but it's the plaza area that is really nice, with a pleasant park, shops and cafes and around the back is the Valladollid Cathedral.
Written November 16, 2014
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seanaway
ireland196 contributions
Oct 2021
Lovely old church a few steps from the cathedral. Well worth a visit, if only for its simplicity. The interior is very unlike any other I have seen in Spain but is a serene oasis.
Written October 28, 2021
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Alex F
The Villages, FL1,120 contributions
Oct 2019
Beautiful architecture, but simple in nature. Easy to find in the middle of town. The surrounding gardens offer a view not available on most of the chuches in Spain.
Written March 28, 2020
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CharlieinTexas
Austin, TX3,756 contributions
Dec 2019
Church is sit back from the road a bit, with stones forming the plaza in front of the church side. I really enjoyed looking at the church on a blue sky day. Neat green door too!

Behind the large cathedral, about 750 feet
Written December 28, 2019
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turistico
Yonkers, NY93 contributions
Apr 2019 • Friends
The Church of Saint Mary the Ancient is a 12th-century church in Valladolid, Spain. This impressive and delicate Romanesque construction conserves its attractive tower,amazing architecture in the Old Quater of Valladolid. This is definitely one of the most beautiful buildings in Europe.
Written July 10, 2019
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