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Review of San Roman Church

San Roman Church
Ranked #13 of 128 things to do in Toledo
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Reviewed March 15, 2018

Very good example of Muslim architecture in a Christian church. Small museum exhibit that is interesting. Frescos were uncovered during renovation and are beautiful.

Thank Bill V
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Reviewed January 11, 2018

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.

5  Thank NikolaCelic
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Reviewed October 5, 2017

Tucked away behind one of Toledo’s labyrinthine streets, the San Roman Church provides an excellent example of 13th century Mudéjar architecture. It has a beautiful interior with high-quality frescos.

It’s not very large, but is well worth a few moments of anyone’s time.

Thank PJandSJ
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Reviewed October 1, 2017

Not a big church, but like the Mezquita in Cordoba, it combines Moorish influences and Christian decorations. Worth a visit.

Thank Alfred V
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Reviewed August 4, 2017

This church is on the top of the highest hill in Toledo that has a great park across the street. It is not a part of the wristband attractions but was only like 2 Euros per person. It is a great example of Christian Church using Muslim themes and architecture. Our guide wanted us to see this so she good better explain things in Toledo and the mudejar theme of design. It was very pretty and enjoyable to see the Muslim arches as well as other decoration. Also from many other views of the city you can see this steeple and bell tower because of the hill it is built on. While not the Cathedral or wristband site, I recommend you visit if you have the time and you are not afraid of a big hill.

Thank Grover R
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