Old monastery town, Sahagún Spain

Photos on the Way of St.James from Frómista to Sahagún

Photos on the Way of St.James from Frómista to Sahagún

Sahagún is located between the rivers Valderaduey and Cea. The initial town arose due to the adjacent Benedictine monastery consecrated to the saints Facundus and Primitivus.

Statues of Saints Facundus and Primitivus

Saints Facundus and Primitivus are venerated as Christian martyrs. According to tradition, they were Christian natives of León who were tortured and then beheaded on the banks of the River Cea. According to an account of their martyrdom, after the two saints were beheaded, “milk and blood” gushed from their necks.

(Statues of Saints Facundus and Primitivus)

Rio Valderaduey, Bridge over the river and hermitage of La Virgen del Puente

Rio Valderaduey, Bridge over the river and hermitage of La Virgen del Puente

Getting over the bride across Rio Valderaduey and going to the town of Sahagún.

Posada Viatoris (pilgrimage inn) and  railway station Sahagun

Albergue Viatoris (pilgrimage inn) and Sahagun railway station

Sahagún is a town in the province of León. It lies on the Way of St. James. According to 2009 statistics, the town has a population of 2837. Sahagún is notable for containing some of the earliest examples of the mudéjar style of architecture.

Arch of San Benito

Arch of San Benito

Arch of San Benito is the southern facade of the church of San Benito Monastery, dating from 1662. It has profuse Gothic decoration.

Iglesia de San Tirso

Iglesia de San Tirso

The church of San Tirso was is built in the 12 th century and is no longer worship. It is the most representative art of Romanesque-Mudejar style and the popular milestone of Camino de Santiago in Leon.

Background and Altar of the Iglesia de San Tirso

Background and Altar of the Iglesia de San Tirso

The remains of clock tower and its base, Royal Monastery of San Benito.

The remains of clock tower and its base, Royal Monastery of San Benito.

Ruins of San Benito Monastery Sahagún (Photos from buddies)

Ruins of San Benito Monastery Sahagún (Photos from buddies)

The church of the Royal Monastery of San Benito was destroyed in 1835.

The Plaza Mayor de Sahagún.

The Plaza Mayor de Sahagún.

The Plaza Mayor in old town is the centre of Sahagún and many events are held in the square throughout the year.

The Plaza Mayor de Sahagún; Center of the heart of residents

The Plaza Mayor de Sahagún; Center of the heart of residents

Left the Plaza Mayor, walked around the old town and came to  the iglesia San Juan de Sahagún.

Streets of the old town Sahagún

Streets of the old town Sahagún

The church of San Juan de Sahagún dates from the 16th century built in Neo-classical style, it has a single nave with transept and five altars.

Igreja de San Juan Sahagún

Igreja de San Juan Sahagún; dedicated to the Patron Saint of the town, Sahagún

San John of Sahagún (1419 – 1479) was born in Sahagún and a Spanish Augustinian friar and priest. He was a leading preacher regarding social behavior of his day.

Interior of the San Juan church Sahagún

Interior of the San Juan church Sahagún

Iglesia de San Lorenzo y Capilla de Jesús (San Lorenzo Church and Chapel of Jesus) in Sahagún dates from the 12th and 13th centuries. It is in the Mudéjar style and has three naves and a rectangular tower. Beside the church stands the chapel of Jesús.

Iglesia de San Lorenzo  (San Lorenzo Church)

Iglesia de San Lorenzo (San Lorenzo Church)

It was built entirely in brick Moorish architectural structure and is very similar to the Church of San Tirso. As the church was restoring I was not able to enter it.

Portico of the church of San Lorenzo

Portico of the church of San Lorenzo

Iglesia de San Lorenzo y Capilla de Jesús  (Left: the Chapel of Jesus, Right: San Lorenzo Church)

Iglesia de San Lorenzo y Capilla de Jesús (Left: the Chapel of Jesus, Right: San Lorenzo Church)

The chapel was also closed. As a person in charge let me get in the chapel, I entered and took some photos in a few minutes. Inside of the chaple was like a warehouse for festival’s goods.

Interior of the chapel

Interior of the chapel

After the Church of San Lorenzo, I left  the town of Sahagún for the outskirts, and passed an old stone bridge over the Cea river.

Old stone bridge on the border of Sahagún town.

Old stone bridge on the border of Sahagún town.

Going to Leon

Going to the next destination Leon.

Flowers from Sahagun region

Flowers from Sahagun

 

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