Santo Domingo de la Calzada
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-Location: The town is part of the district of Santo Domingo de la Calzada. It is on a large river plain and to the south and south west the landscape gradually rises towards the foothills of the Yuso Mountains.
-Area: 39.91 km2.
-Height: 638 metres.
-Economy: The main activity is farming, particularly rain-fed crops and potatoes, but there are also some more recent industries: metal, construction, wood, textiles, etc. The tertiary sector is growing and there are many businesses of all kinds including workshops, banks, hotels, businesses, schools and shopping centres, etc.
<strong><a href="http://www.lariojaturismo.com/lugares_fichas/ampliar_ficha.php?Buscador=1&Id_contenido=1678" target="_self">Santo Domingo Cathedral</a></strong>. Established in 1106, it became a cathedral in 1232. The floor plan is a Latin cross, following the model of pilgrimage churches. It was built in ashlar and it consists of three naves, chapels between the buttresses, double transept, octagonal chancel with five facing walls, and ambulatory with chapels. In addition it has a low choir, sacristy from 1602 and a 14th century cloister. The main portal faces south and has three sections. In its interior is the reredos built by Damián Formen, the tomb of the Saint in the arm of the transept next to the epistle, in front of the henhouse (which has a live cock and hen, that remind us of the miracle of the Way of Saint James). Underneath the tomb, there is a crypt with built-in reliefs of San Juan Evangelista and a sample of works from the 13th to the 15th centuries. The main highlights of the cathedral are the beautiful chapels and the free-standing tower. San Francisco Church, established in the 15th century, rebuilt from 1567. It consists of a single nave with transept and chapels between the buttresses. The main highlight in its interior is the great reredos. Las Bernardas Church, with one single nave, houses an ornate great reredos. Ramparts. Plaza de España. City council, building of the 18th century. San Francisco Convent, palaces, mansions, historic city centre. Parador Nacional de Turismo, former Pilgrim Hospital. The highlight of the facade is the ogival arch portal above which rests a niche topped by a pediment that hosts the saint’s image. Palace of Obispo del Pino, House of the Saint, Hospital of the Saint. Market on Saturdays.
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