The paintings of Romanesque art
The main characteristic of Romanesque buildings is the presence of colour. The interior of the temples were decorated with mural paintings which, like the sculpture, sought to convey the principles of Christianity to the faithful.
The sculpture of Romanesque art
Romanesque figures fulfil a decorative function, serving to embellish the interior of buildings. But they also had a didactic and pedagogical function. The sculptures of this art form turned the interior of the temples into an illustrated Bible. They served to transmit the fundamentals of Christianity
The Romanesque in Galicia
Galicia is the destination of every pilgrim on the Way of Saint James. The Jacobean Route crosses two of its provinces, Lugo and A Coruña, until it reaches Santiago de Compostela. There you will find the Cathedral of Santiago and the Portal of Glory, two of
The Romanesque in Castilla y León
The Pilgrim's Way to Santiago crosses Castilla y León through three of its provinces: Burgos, Palencia and León. During sixteen stages, the pilgrim crosses the Castilian plateau and can appreciate some of the key monuments of Romanesque art on the peninsula.
The Romanesque in La Rioja
As it passes through the autonomous region of La Rioja, the Way of Saint James is home to great monuments typical of Romanesque art from the 11th and 12th centuries.
The Romanesque in Navarra
The Way of Saint James heads into Navarra through the town of Roncesvalles. During six stages, it passes through several villages that have become the home of some of the best examples of Romanesque in Spain.
The Romanesque in Aragón
The French side of the Way of Saint James traditionally starts in the town of Saint Jean Pied de Port and crosses the Pyrenees to Roncesvalles. However, there is an alternative route in Aragon that starts in Somport and leads the pilgrim to the town of
Romanesque art along the Way of Saint James
Romanesque art is considered the first international European and Christian art. It emerged in the 11th century and developed almost simultaneously in France, Italy, Germany and Spain. Its origins lie in the growth of economies and the settlement of the pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostela.