Iglesia de San Bartolomé, Toledo

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Iglesia de San Bartolomé
Tower of the church

The Iglesia de San Bartolomé is a church located in the city of Toledo, in Castile-La Mancha, Spain.

Description[edit]

The oldest part of the church is the tower, now encompassed in the nave of the gospel, but originally an exempt building.

In the church several reconstructions are perceived that have modified the primitive plant. The oldest quotation of the same is of 1145; But the central apse, following a model very close to the one of the Cristo de la Vega or San Vicente, does not seem previous at ends of the 13th century.

Its tower uses the structure of Muslim minaret, as in the church of Santiago, on whose walls appear some reused Visigoth reliefs, although fewer than in the tower of the church of San Salvador.[1]

From the end of the 15th century works modify the primitive structure. In the section of the presbytery, taking advantage of the thickness of the walls, are accommodated two small funerary chapels.

It is renovated in the 19th century to serve like convent of nuns. It has elements of Mudéjar style.

References[edit]

  1. ^ toledo-turismo.com. "Church of San Bartolome".

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Coordinates: 39°51′18″N 4°01′34″W / 39.8549°N 4.0260°W / 39.8549; -4.0260