Iglesia de Santiago - Church of Santiago
This simple church, dedicated to the apostle James, bears symbols and details that remind us that it was intended for use by pilgrims on the Way of Saint James.
Built in stone, it is composed of a single nave and semicircular apse with a window, reinforced with buttresses on the outside, which are decorated with ajedrezado Jaqués (a typical chessboard design from the area), found in churches on the Way of Saint James. On the interior there are barrel vaults over rib arches, and under the presbytery and the apse there is a crypt that is partially dug out of the rock. Two chapels and the vestry were added later on.
Other outstanding elements are the west doorway, with three semicircular archivolts decorated with chessboard design and other delicate motifs (ropes, zigzag, diamonds, small flowers, etc.). Above it there is a beautiful gable resting on eight modillions decorated with rolls or figures, as well as oriental-looking geometric shapes.
Origin: 12th century
Artistic period: Romanesque
C/ Santiago s/n
50610 Luna (Zaragoza)
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