(active 12th century in León)

Exterior view

12th century
San Lorenzo, Sahagún (León)

This church is built completely in brick. It has a nave and broad aisles with three apses in front of a narrow extended bay. Whilst the apses have horseshoe arches, pointed arches can be seen in the chevet. Both elements must be regarded as typical motifs borrowed from Moorish architecture which was to influence Spain's Romanesque style increasingly in the following years.

The photo shows a view from the south.

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