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“Unique Architecture”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of San Marcos Church

San Marcos Church
Ranked #19 of 96 things to do in Salamanca
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Malaga, Spain
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“Unique Architecture”
Reviewed February 14, 2012

San Marcos Church is a Romanesque church that has a unique circular floor plan, and the church was built in the 11th century. It was built on the orders of Count Raimundo de Borgoña and his wife Doña Urraca, daughter of King Alfonso VI. What is known is that in 1202 the church was completely built when King Alfonso IX turned it over to the Clerecia, priests from Salamanca. The steeple is Baroque. There are three naves that end in a semicircular apse. There are 14th century Gothic paintings of scenes from the life of the Virgin Mary. In 1967 the church was restored to return it to a purely Romanesque church.

Visited April 2011
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