Arrived at Sant Cruz de la Serós, and looking around the village.
Santa Cruz de la Serós is a village in the province of Huesca, Aragon. Located about 15 kilometers from the town of Jaca, it is located at a hill side on the way to the Monastery of San Juan de la Peña.
The village is really small, the population is 140 (2009). But the village is very famous for its two First Romanesque churches, Church of Saint Mary and Church of San Caprasio.
Church of Saint Mary in the village of Sant Cruz de la Serós.
Church of Saint Mary (former monastery) was built in the 11th century and it is one of the most interesting volumes in Aragonese Romanesque due to the elevated chamber over the vaults of the main nave and the tower.
Church of San Caprasio in the village of Sant Cruz de la Serós.
Church of San Caprasio was built in the beginning of the 11th century. It was erected in the early 11th-century in Lombard-Romanesque style, perhaps with support of artists and craftsmen from northern Italy.
The church is dedicated to Saint Caprasius, a 4th-century Gaulish-Roman saint connected to the pilgrims who, during the Middle Ages, ran the Way of Santiago.
Saint Caprasius of Agen is venerated as a Christian martyr and saint of the fourth century. Relics associated with him were discovered at Agen in the fifth century. Local legends dating from the 14th century make him the first bishop of Agen.
The village of Santa Cruz de la Serós was located some 3 km away from the pilgrimage route of Santiago de Compostela.
Sant Cruz de la Serós is very quiet and beautiful, inhabitants are friendly and tender. I really love such a village.
Going to the San Juan de la Peña monastery afterwards.