For today´s Flyday Fridays post, I´m taking you on a short visit to two of Spain´s oldest churches. One is the Iglesia(church) de San Juan de Baños de Cerrato in Palencia. It´s one of the four(and also the oldest) remaining visigoth churches in Spain. It is still well preserved up to this day. Inside is a very simple structure but you can see the gracefully lined columns and arches in between with the intricate sculptures at the top of every column.
And I just had to show you my azabache shell pendant which I bought on my first trip to St. James of Compostela in Galicia years ago. For my loyal readers, you might have known that I went back to St. James this summer. Aside from a silver bangle and a ring which I haven´t showed you yet, I also bought a pair of tiny shell azabache earrings to match my pendant. Too bad I wasn´t able to take a picture of the set but that´s how my matcy-matchy mania goes, hehe. ;)
Anyway, back to the main theme of this post, near the church was this water source called La fuente de Recesvinto( a visigothic king of the Iberian peninsula) which was was once considered miraculous in the ancient times. It´s quite paradoxical that while this water which was once healed the visigoth king of his illness during the ancient times, it can´t be drunk in the modern times. Something must have gone wrong along the way. The water´s not safe for drnking anymore, ladies and gents. ;)
Just before crossing the Portuguese boarder, we had lunched at peaceful Zamora and had a short walk around. Aside from the cathedral, we also saw this 12th century Iglesia de San Juan Bautista at the city´s Plaza Mayor. Restaurants line up on this side of the church allowing you to take in the magnificent sculpture while sipping your wine or having your lunch/dinner on the street.
And for posterity, a photo what else! :)
I hope you liked my post for today. So what activities have you this weekend? ;)
Erratum: This is an edited post. I´m sorry for the misleading information on the two churches´ name which I posted last Friday. I only get to know the mistake when I showed this post to my husband who was shocked after seing the photos and their corresponding names, eeek! This happens when you visit a gazillion of monuments and blog about it a century later. lol! Again, sorry for the misinformation which I wrote two days, ago.