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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Romanesque church outside of Segovia. a beautiful example of a circular devotional church offering a beautiful view of the old city of Segovia. Obviously linked to the world of crusades and templars. The interior is absolutely Spartan and primitive. I see traces of frescoes on...More

Thank balgorfirenze
Reviewed 25 September 2018 via mobile

Absolutely bunged full of history and almost expected to see Templar Knights seated around the place. Think Tuesday is a free day for EU citizens as we didn't get charged any entry. It's lovely inside and the walk from town is exhilarating and the walk...More

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Reviewed 16 July 2018

This is a beautiful old church full of history! If you are at all in to the history of Malta, this church becomes even more appealing and interesting!

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Reviewed 10 July 2018

Again this is another stop on our day trip to Segovia. It is a beautiful place and its on the tour for you to see. We enjoyed it as well.

1  Thank Craig D
Reviewed 9 July 2018

A 12th century church, that's definitely rare! From above at the old city center, this church cannot be missed. Its typical octagonal shape immediately attracts your view. We walked from above to the beginning of the country side where this church lies, but you could...More

Thank rio540
Reviewed 26 June 2018

This structure is where the knights used to go to to be blessed before going into battle. All of the windows are small and have alabaster inset in them to allow light into what would have been lit by candles. This church is below the...More

1  Thank David A
Reviewed 21 May 2018

I had sighted this building from the battlements of the Alcazar and it piqued my curiosity. Well, even after a closer external look, my curiosity is still piqued as we were unable to get access. The church was constructed by the Knights Templar in the...More

1  Thank Dan L
Reviewed 7 March 2018

Interesting little church, near Segovia, with a very historical background. It is a temple currently in use, so your visit should be respectful. Nice and humble. In some way, intimate.

1  Thank espaie
Reviewed 14 November 2017

Build in XII century by Templar Knights. Round shape is different than other Romanesque Churches of the time. All construction is supported inside by kind of “pillar” which contains chapters on two levels. It is quite difficult to describe it. This kind of construction makes...More

1  Thank gregskim2016
Reviewed 17 October 2017

Consecrated in 1208, and built by the Knights Templar to house a fragment of the True Cross (now in the nearby village church at Zamarramala). What more do you need to know? A beautiful sight from the Acazar, and a substantial and mysterious presence when...More

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