Church of Saint Martin (Leon)

 
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The Church of St. Martin is another of the oldest temples in Leon. It dates from the 11th century and presents a Romanesque architectural style that, over the centuries, has undergone a series of reforms, additions and restorations. These have completely changed its original design, of which only a single Romanesque apse partially hidden by the consistory remains intact.

Its architectural profile presents a Romanesque-style façade together with a bell tower to its right, as well as the Chapel of the Souls that is protected by beautiful glass doors, which are always open to the public.

Located close to Main Square, in the heart of the Wet Neighbourhood, the temple presents many artistic and architectural elements typical of the 16th and 17th centuries, which was when it underwent most of its changes and touch-ups.

Among the many artistic treasures that the church houses, we can point out a beautiful carving of the Pietà from the 18th century belonging to the famous artist Luis Salvador Carmona and a beautiful two-pipe fountain attached to the church on the side of Plegaria Street, which was incorporated in 1781 by the renowned Leonese architect Fernando Sánchez Pertejo, along with a Neoclassical cartouche.

In addition to representing an important artistic and heritage bastion of Leon, the Church of St. Martin is a popular meeting point among the many tourists who visit the city, as it is surrounded by the best bars and restaurants in Leon.
   
 
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