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In its simplicity and roughness, this little Romanesque church is wonderful, perhaps even more when viewed from the Alcázar [1, 2, 3, 4] than seen closely like here. I read somewhere that is unique of its kind of Europe, or at least the best preserved. It was built by the legendary Knights Templar in the early 13th century, on the pattern of the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem. It has 12 sides and a round central nave. It housed a piece of wood that supposedly belonged to the the cross where Jesus died. That piece of wood is now in a church in the nearby village of Zamarramala.

WS1 - another view of the cross. ;D

WS2 - panoramic view of the church.

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Location (latitude, longitude): 40.9557,-4.13265

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