Vallespinoso de Aguilar, Palencia

Church of Santa Cecilia

The first documentary reference to the church of Santa Cecilia is from a census by the diocese of Palencia in the fourteenth century, but the style of the building and its sculpture dates it to the twelfth century. It is a simple, single nave structure perched dramatically on a rock outcropping. Its south portal is decorated with figural capitals and carved panels extending past the portal proper. 

Vallespinoso de Aguilar

South Portal

 

Click on the highlighted section below to view a gigapan (zoomable image).

 

[South Portal Gigapan]

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