Church of Santiago

The Church of Santiago is located at the Plazuela de Santiago. It was constructed at the end of the 13th century in the old Jewish quarter and is the oldest church in the city. The style is Castilian Gothic from the 14th century, showing the transition from the Romanesque to the Gothic. The outside of the church is very sober. The central arch is painted with the apocalyptic figure of a dragon with seven heads, which apparently was an amulet against evil spirits. The ceiling is decorated with stones forming eight pointed stars. There are two chapels, one dedicated to the Cristo de la Caridad and the other to the Virgen de los Dolores. There are mural paintings in the chapels, vaults and the central arch. There are coats of arms of the family of Don Pedro Muñiz de Godoy, the Master of Calatrava around 1370, the Coello family of Portugal, and the Order of Calatrava.