It is said that in the 12th century there was a Templar monastery on this spot, dedicated to Salvador. The crosses and beams have stone inscriptions from the 17th century under the name of ‘de los caballeros’. In 1929 it was declared a Listed National Monument.

Was built in the beginning of the 13th century, with three naves with apse and chapels, its construction was conditioned by the existence of a tower on the site.

The main arch of the middle nave was rebuilt in stone in the 16th century, with its fonts and limestone masonry which was replaced between 1676 and 1684 by pointed ones. The inside of the church was covered with paintings which gave light and colour to the church to such an extent that it was called "el pintado" (the painted one) in the 14th century.

In the Romanesque-Mudejar church of San Salvador de los Caballeros is the Museum of Sacred Art of Toro. The hosted pieces show the sculptural richness of the city of Toro in the Middle Ages. Besides, it has the collection of Gonzalez Allende Foundation, which has contributed to the restoration of some carvings and murals of the temple.


Iglesia de San Salvador de los Caballeros, Pza. de San Salvador, s/n. Toro. 49800 Zamora.

Telephone: 980 694 747

Fax: 980 694 746

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Oficina de Turismo of Toro


Plaza Mayor, 6. Toro. 49800 Zamora.

Teléfono: 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


Avda. Principe de Asturias, 1. Zamora. 49012 Zamora.

Telephone: 980 531 845

Fax: 980 533 813


Opening hours

  • Winter (March, 18 – December, 10):
    • Tuesday to sunday: 10.30 – 14.00 and 17 – 19.30
    • Closed: monday


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