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Mudéjar

Mudéjar

The province of Segovia has a great density of temples or civil buildings of the style called Mudéjar, a word that refers to Muslims who lived in Christian territory as subjects, and who would contribute their constructive knowledge of Islamic origin.

However, it is not always true that this social group will elaborate an art that is based on Castile, above all on the materials used: baked clay, wood, ceramics or plaster, and in its purely decorative function superimposed on structures of Christian tradition, that can be Romanesque, Gothic or Renaissance. The artistic versatility that gives the combination of bricks, is its great attraction as well as the beauty of the coffered ceilings.

Its era of splendor is located between the s. XIII and XVI and its manifestations cover to some extent almost the whole province, being of note: the Towers of San Martin, San Lorenzo and San Andrés, the coffered ceilings of San Antonio el Real and the Monastery of El Parral in Segovia capital. In the province there is greater density in the west, so we have: the Castle and the Tower of San Nicolás de Coca, the monumental complex of Cuéllar (which has the Mudéjar Interpretation Center), San Salvador in Sepúlveda, San Baudilio in Samboal , San Esteban in Nieva, Nuestra Señora de la Antigua in Melque de Cercos, San Miguel in Montuenga, San Pedro in Tolocirio, San Andrés in Montejo de Arévalo, San Sebastián in Villaverde de Íscar, Our Lady of the Assumption in Pinarejos, El Salvador in Fuentepelayo, Santa María in Aguilafuente, being San Vicente Mártir in Zarzuela del Monte, the southernmost temple of the province.

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