The landscape was again fascinating with red soil alternating with intensive green fields. Soon we reached Santo Domingo de Silos not far from Lerma and Burgos.
|Plaza Mayor of the little town with 282 inhabitants|
|Monastery of Santo Domingo de Silos|
|We waited in a queue to get in …|
|… but then we were in the famous cloister|
This cypress is about 100 years old and 22 metres tall!
Domingo was founded in the
11th century by a monk named Dominikus (Span. Domingo) and supported by
Ferdinand I. In this isolated village close to the Camino de Santiago
from Valencia to
Santiago de Compostela, a massive church and convent was built but
only the cloister survived until today.
outdo the other by even more artistic ornaments and higher
The Romanesque cloister of the medieval monastery is richly decorated with extraordinary sculptural ornaments. Each of the four cornerstones image plates tell a part of the story of Christ.
indicating a certain inner tension. (The explanations were in slow and clearly articulated Spanish so I understood a lot 😉
|Chapel on the hill|
|Flower of the Day|