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The church of San Esteban is a Romanesque temple, originally built in the 12th century, and stands out for its slender tower, which, before losing the high baroque spire that crowned it, rose to 56 meters high, it was the most Romanesque bell tower. high on the Iberian Peninsula.

However, with the roof that currently covers it, built a few decades ago, it only reaches about 50 meters at its peak, formed by a popular metallic rooster and weather vane. For this reason, it shows a similar height to the tower of the church of Santa María la Antigua in Valladolid and both can be considered "queens of the Romanesque towers of Castile", the highest of this style in Spain and the Iberian Peninsula.

The church, located in the square of the same name in the city, has a portico on the southern façade with ten arches and capitals adorned with medieval engravings. The interior, rebuilt in the 18th century after a fire, is in the Baroque style.

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La iglesia de San Esteban es un templo románico, construido originalmente en el siglo XII. Destaca por su esbelta torre, que antes de perder el alto chapitel barroco que la coronaba, se levantaba hasta los 56 metros de alto, era el campanario románico más alto en la península ibérica.

Sin embargo, con el tejado que la cubre actualmente, obra de hace unas décadas, solo alcanza unos 50 metros en su cúspide, formada por un popular gallo metálico y veleta. Por ello, muestra a una altura similar a la torre de la iglesia de Santa María la Antigua de Valladolid y pueden considerarse ambas, "reinas de las torres románicas de Castilla", las más altas de este estilo en España y la Península ibérica.

La iglesia, situada en la plaza del mismo nombre de la ciudad, posee un pórtico en la fachada meridional con diez arcos y capiteles adornados con grabados medievales. El interior, reconstruido en el siglo XVIII tras un incendio, es de estilo barroco.

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  • Copyright: Luis Garcia (adramad) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 9124 W: 5 N: 16396] (73040)
  • Genre: Luoghi
  • Medium: Colore
  • Date Taken: 2019-08-10
  • Esposizione: f/0.1, 30 secondi
  • Versione Foto: Versione Originale
  • Date Submitted: 2021-12-12 10:54
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