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Contains important Gothic sculptures located in the pillars
Colegiata Santa Maria la Mayor de Toro
Construction started in 1160, under king Alfonso VIII. This romanesque-gothic church has three naves and a transept topped off by a cupola. The north front represents one of the most important artistic contributions of 12th-13th-century romanesque.
Two different stages can be distinguished: one starts in 1160, and is characterised by the use of light limestone; and the other started in 1240, and features red stone and less developed Romanesque elements.
The church contains important Gothic sculptures located in the pillars. The Portada de la Majestad (Front of Majesty), started in the Romanesque style under Fernando III, was completed with an imposing Gothic archivolt under Sancho IV.
The museum of the Collegiate, located in the sacristy, preserves important works of art, as an ivory and of tortoiseshell Calvary of Italian style or an alabaster relief depicting the Adoration of the Magi.
- Religious architecture
- Monastery / Convent
- Predominant styles:
- Romanesque, Gothic
- Historical Period:
- Middle Ages
Plaza Colegiata, 5. Toro. 49800 Zamora.
Telephone: 980 694 747 (O.T.)
Tourist Office of Toro
Plaza Mayor, 6. Toro. 49800 Zamora.
Telephone: 980 694 747
Fax: 980 694 748
Tourist Office Provincial of Zamora
Pza de Viriato s/n. Zamora. 49071 Zamora.
Telephone: 980 536 495
Fax: 980 536 495
Tourist Office Regional of Zamora
- From November, 15 to March, 25:
- Closed: monday, tuesday, wednesday, thursday, friday, saturday, sunday and holidays
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