Segovia, the La Romanesque chapel of our Lady of las Vegas in Requijada is one of many jewels of Romanesque segoviano. According to tradition in this beautiful Romanesque church were baptized the seven Infantes de Lara, based in the seven heads of young people that can be represented in his baptismal font. What if that is more credible is the fact that in this Chapel were elected to the Attorneys General of the Earth of Pedraza seems that began to arise in the 11th century and is home to the patron saint of the region of Pedraza, our Lady of the Vegas was declared an artistic historical monument in 1969. The building consists of three naves and three apses; with arcaded Gallery opened at noon and tower built on the northern apse. In the central apse semicircular, a window opens. Striking the southern Gallery, seven arches distributed in two groups of three and four, on the sides of a door two archivolts and overalls. The capitals of the gallery show birds, Centaurs, mermaids, human heads and Harpies. Access to the temple is through a striking cover of four archivolts decorated with diamond, ajedrezados flowers, volutes and ramrods; that it is supported by columns of capitals between which we will recognize one of the Harpies and Lions. In the Spandrels of the cover we find the Virgin Mary on one side and the San Gabriel Arcangel in the other.Inside are remains of mural paintings from the century XVI it is lonely roadside in the segovian town of Santiuste de Pedraza source: press release sent by elpajardepedraza.
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