ARCHITECT, Spanish
(active late 12th century in Castile and León)

Exterior view

1180-1200
Photo
Santo Domingo, Soria

The church of Santo Domingo was built in the late 12th century above a pre-existing church. It was partially renovated in the following centuries.

The west wall of the church is dominated by a double row of arcades, almost ornamental in character, and is broken up in the centre by a large recessed entrance featuring a large number of columns.

The type of the portal which projects just slightly beyond the outermost wall level, and which has two figures of saints set in the spandrel areas next to the arch, is a modernized version of an earlier type of portal, the kind that was found along the pilgrims' route.




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