Iglesia de San Martín Fromista, Spain

Iglesia de San Martín Fromista is really beautiful Romanesque Church called “The Pearl of Castilla.” It is located on the Plaza de San Martín Frómista.

Photos of the Plaza de San Martín, the square is the center of Frómista and the busiest area of the city.

Photos of the Plaza de San Martín, the square is the center of Frómista and the busiest area of the city.

Iglesia San Martín de Tours was built in the 11th century in Romanesque style, it is located on the Way of St. James to Santiago de Compostella.

The Pearl of Castilla, Iglesia de San Martín

The Pearl of Castilla, Iglesia de San Martín

Iglesia de San Martín was built by Doña Mayor, the Queen of Castilla, and dedicated to St. Martin of Tours.

Interior of the Iglesia de San Martín

Interior of the Iglesia de San Martín

The Altar of Iglesia de San Martín

The Altar of Iglesia de San Martín

Brochure of Iglesia de San Martín

Brochure of Iglesia de San Martín

Brochure of Iglesia de San Martín

Brochure of Iglesia de San Martín

St. Martin of Tours (316 – 397) was Bishop of Tours, whose shrine in France became a famous stopping-point for pilgrims on the road to Santiago de Compostela. He has become one of the most familiar and recognisable Christian saints. As he was born in Hungary, spent much of his childhood in Italy, and lived most of his adult life in France, he is considered a spiritual bridge across Europe.

St. Martin of Tours and the Legend of Martin's cloak.

St. Martin of Tours and the Legend of Martin’s cloak.

According to the legend, when Martin was a soldier in the Roman army and stationed in Gaul (France), he experienced a strange fantasy.

Martin cuts his mantle and gives it to a beggar.

Martin cuts his mantle and gives it to a beggar.

One day when he was approaching a gate of the Amiens city, he met a beggar shivering in the cold. He cut his military cloak in an instant and share it with the beggar.

In that night, Martin dreamed of Jesus wearing the half-cloak he had given away. In the dream Jesus say to the angels: “Martin clothed me with this robe.”

One day, when Martin woke, he noticed that the cloak is restored to wholeness.

This strange happenings made Martin to dedicate the rest of his life to Jesus.

Iglesia de St. Martin has a typical Romanesque exterior. The three-level façade shows the differing height of the nave and aisles of the interior; at the sides are two cylindrical bell towers. Between them lies an octagonal dome. The nave and the aisle, covered with barrel vaults, end with three apses.

Capitals of column, Iglesia de San Martín

Capitals of column, Iglesia de San Martín

Left Iglesia de San Martín and went to the west.

Left Iglesia de San Martín and went to the west.

Flowers around Iglesia de San Martín

Flowers around Iglesia de San Martín

 

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