Iglesia de San Saturnino

Iglesia de San Saturnino, Pamplona

Iglesia de San Saturnino
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Dimitris L
Sydney, Australia25,271 contributions
Historic church
Oct 2018 • Couples
Iglesia de San Saturnino is a church with some history. It dates back to around the 13th century, but archaeological work shows there were at least two other churches on the same site previously. Quite interesting! In fact the church originally and for some time afterwards, acted both as a religious site as well as a defence fortification! The church is in the centre of the historic old part of Pamplona. It's a beautiful part too. Lovely narrow streets and colourful and architecturally beautiful buildings. Worth a visit if you are in the area.
Written 3 June 2019
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dawg1012
Walnut Creek, CA75 contributions
Beautiful Iglesia
Mar 2019 • Friends
We visited the church with our city tour guide. He talked about the history of the church and some of the interesting facts. For example the floor of the church had numbered sections that were previously places where people were entombed. Our guide believes that only the well off were able to be in the church. By the mid 1800’s the church decided to remove the bones and placed them in a cemetery out side the city center - pretty crazy! Also the exterior of the church has intricate carvings over the main entrance.
The church does not have a typical alter as most did in the time period. Also there were over 20 chapels that have very intricate woodwork which was the best I had seen on my trip which covered Barcelona, San Sebastián, Pamplona, Bilbao and Madrid.
Written 11 April 2019
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vasca24
La Center, WA105 contributions
Significant Church
Jul 2018 • Family
A historic church tucked away in the 'casco viejo' (old town) of Pamplona. You'll have to check when the doors are open. The inside is ancient and authentic. Look down to the floor while you're walking and see what you'll find.
Written 17 October 2018
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hans-jaguar
Santa Comba Dao, Portugal17,144 contributions
Visit of the historical centre of Pamplona.
Aug 2018 • Solo
This church is only a few steps away from the tourist office and the Town Hall, the current church dates from the 13th century and is in the Gothic in style, but in the place where it stands there existed two churches, a Romanesque from the 12th century and another older. In the middle Ages it fulfilled the double function of church and fortress - in those times, not open on the moment of our visit, as it is allot of times when you are visiting Spain.
Written 10 October 2018
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Linda B
Raleigh, NC2,111 contributions
Amazed!
Apr 2018 • Friends
We popped into a side door and walked into a beautiful interior with what looked like two separate altar areas. When we walked out the other side...I completely forgot about taking a photo of the exterior as the church bells were ringing!
Written 24 April 2018
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Jennifer M
Huntly, VA25 contributions
you will be surprised
Apr 2018 • Family
a church (two churches??) full of surprises. It feels like a siamese twin version of two churches combined into one .... lots of detail and great atmosphere. Worth a visit
Written 19 April 2018
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BurnToExplore
Johannesburg, South Africa130 contributions
Peaceful
Jul 2017 • Solo
Iglesia de San Saturnino is a beautiful, peaceful church...with architecture that speaks volumes - unique yet still the Gothic design. A must-visit in Pamplona!
Written 22 March 2018
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Hermes_NL 🇳🇱
Amsterdam, The Netherlands19,817 contributions
Surprisingly characterfull old church
Sep 2017 • Family
The San Saturnino church is one of those surprisingly beautiful churches you can walk into unexpectedly in Spain. It was built in the 13th century in the location of earlier churches. A striking feature are the numbered creaking wooden floorboards under which there are graves. Also very striking is the skyblue ceiling of the church. In the St. Joseph chapel there is a nice sculpture of Joseph with the child Jesus.
Written 25 September 2017
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Anna H
Chicago, IL1,099 contributions
Intriguing architecture
Sep 2016
This church has the original gothic worship area that has a porch along the street. Inside you see a larger addition that has a much more baroque sensibility, with the dichotomy being a bit overwhelming. The older part is more serene and definitely worth a look.
Written 25 October 2016
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Rob M
Escondido, CA2,770 contributions
Very old church
Sep 2016 • Couples
We found the Iglesia de San Saturnino not far from the Town Hall in the old town. We walked completely around it, and it seemed like a fortress. The main entrance was closed, but the signage in front showed there were regular services 2 or 3 times a day. I also read somewhere that this church was originally built in the 13th century.
Written 18 October 2016
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