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．
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)
Getting over the bride across Rio Valderaduey and going to the town of Sahagún.
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 is the southern facade of the church of San Benito Monastery, dating from 1662. It has profuse Gothic decoration.
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.
The church of the Royal Monastery of San Benito was destroyed in 1835.
The Plaza Mayor in old town is the centre of Sahagún and many events are held in the square throughout the year.
Left the Plaza Mayor, walked around the old town and came to the iglesia San Juan de 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.