A magnificent reredos
Church of Santo Tomas Cantuariense
A triple nave Romanesque church built in the 12th century and rebuilt in the 12th and 18th centuries.
Particularly worthy of note is the elaborate 16th century reredos, considered by many to be the finest example of the Berruguete School in the province of Zamora. Divided into five sections, the most spectacular is the central panel, magnificently depicting the biblical scenes. The reredos is dedicated to the life of Christ, with the exception of the scenes in which the Virgin Mary is the central figure. A richly-coloured iconographic discourse that is worthy of admiration. One of the most unusual and striking features are the inscriptions, which extremely rare in this type of work.
On either side of the reredos visitors can admire twelve Renaissance oil paintings, as well as two 10th century marble columns, dating back to the first Mozarabic repopulation of Toro, in the days of Alphonse III.
- Religious architecture
- Predominant styles:
- Historical Period:
- Middle Ages
C/ Corredera, 51. Toro. 49800 Zamora.
Telephone: 980 694 747 (O.T)
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
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