|San Juan de Baños|
All photos in this post 2019 Jessica Knauss
|San Juan de Baños has the feeling of being nowhere, |
but it's right next to an industrial area.
|The original dedication stone is up high and decorated with sunbursts.|
|A replica of the dedication stone is set where visitors can read it.|
|Water quality is not guaranteed. That didn't stop my friend!|
|Most of the stones here and especially the horseshoe arch |
were put together in 661!
|The geometric floral friezes in the door will be echoed inside.|
|The main altar. The wooden roof is made to |
look as it might have in Visigothic times.
|The recycled Roman capital is right next to the main altar.|
San Juan de Baños is consecrated, but is only used for visits like this and for weddings. It would be an exceptionally elegant place to say vows, in my humble opinion.
|The foot of the church with the door |
and the guide's station.
Palencia is the host of one more of these rare pieces of Visigothic architecture, and it has another legend attached to its founding, so check this space for more!