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Church of Santa Maria - Valberzoso - Palencia (outside)

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The entrance to the temple is on the south side through a beautiful wooden door reinforced with iron. This and the Romanesque portal are protected by a porch built at a later time.

The structure of the church has a nave with oven vault in the apse,barrel pointed in the chancel and wooden cover the rest.

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A: Church of Santa Maria - Valberzoso - Palencia (inside)

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The decoration of the apse, chancel and side wall of the gospel consists of mural paintings depicting...

Church of Santa Maria - Valberzoso - Palencia (inside)

B: Rojadillo bridge (3)

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Located in a forest track between Valberzoso (Palencia) and Mata de Hoz (Cantabria).The one-eyed brid...

Rojadillo bridge (3)

C: Rojadillo bridge

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Located in a forest track between Valberzoso (Palencia) and Mata de Hoz (Cantabria).The one-eyed brid...

Rojadillo bridge

D: Rojadillo bridge (2)

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Located in a forest track between Valberzoso (Palencia) and Mata de Hoz (Cantabria).The one-eyed brid...

Rojadillo bridge (2)

E: St. John of Mata De Hoz

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Dedicated to St.John the Baptist,the church retains its Romanesque plant of single nave and semicircu...

St. John of Mata De Hoz

F: St Eulalia – La Loma

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Both the front of the apse and the vault are covered with paintings of late fifteenth century organiz...

St Eulalia – La Loma

G: St Ana chapel

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The paintings are dated on the eighteenth century and show colonial influences.Represent several sain...

St Ana chapel

H: Las Henestrosas de Las Quintanillas

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Location of the municipality of Valdeolea (Cantabria, Spain).Situated at 950 m. altitude is located 7...

Las Henestrosas de Las Quintanillas

I: Santa Maria la Real (Las Henestrosas de Las Quintanillas) - North

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It was erected in the late twelfth or early thirteenth century as a building of a single nave with st...

Santa Maria la Real  (Las Henestrosas de Las Quintanillas) - North

J: Sta Maria bell tower

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View of the bell tower of Santa María la Real of Las Henestrosas de Las Quintanillas (Cantabria,Spain...

Sta Maria bell tower

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