Aguilar de Campoo


Church of the Monastery of Santa María de Mave


Contact details

Avda. de la Cervera, 7
34800  Santa María de Mave, Aguilar de Campoo, Palencia  (Castile-Leon)
rom@santamarialareal.org
www.santamarialareal.org
Tel.:+34 979123053
Tel.:+34 616994651
Fax.:+34 979125680

Location

Palencia

Reservations

Tel.: +34 620137055


Description

Converted today into an agrotourism centre, the old Benedictine Monastery of Santa María de Mave still preserves its magnificent Romanesque church, which even today hosts Catholic weddings.

The church is surprising firstly because of the dark reddish and greyish sandstone that was used to build it. The building has a floor plan in the shape of a Latin cross, three naves with three sections, a transept of the same width and a triple semicircular apse, which is its most interesting element. Another peculiar feature is its austere decoration, which is almost exclusively limited to the western door. This is a pointed arch with four archivolts decorated with a serrated design and batons, resting on slender columns and capitals with sculpted plant motifs. The interior conserves pointed barrel-vaulted ceilings, with rib arches and side arches. The dome over the crossing, which has a square floor plan, rises up over a semi-spherical cupola on squinches.

  • Construction: Church
  • Artistic period: Romanesque

Practical information

Schedule

  • From Jul 01 to Sep 16
  • From Monday to Sunday

    From 10:30 AM to 02:00 PM From 04:30 PM to 08:00 PM
  • From Sep 17 to Jun 30
  • From Tuesday to Friday

    From 04:00 PM to 07:30 PM
  • Public holidays and Saturday, Sunday
    From 10:30 AM to 02:00 PM From 04:30 PM to 07:30 PM
  • Closing days: Monday

Prices

  • General: €2

Services

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