Photographer's Note

The most celebrated monument in Santo Domingo de Silos is the monastery, a universal Romanesque gem, which has become a centre of spiritual and artistic pilgrimage, is the largest and finest Romanesque monastery in Spain
The monastery of Visigothic origin (7th century), was razed to the ground by the Arabs, and rebuilt by Santo Domingo, whose remains lie in a sarcophagus that was carved on the rock. Its sensational Romanesque cloister, whose most important storey is the bottom one, dates from the 11th and 12th centuries, and has beautiful capitals, with varied sculptures depicting a variety of themes, resting on double columns. On its corners we can see eight remarkable relieves that depict scenes from the life of Jesus Christ, and on the ceiling, a Mudejar coffer from the 14th century, representing scenes from daily medieval life. The monastery, managed by Benedictine monks who celebrate Gregorian masses, the records from that congregation have sold millions of copies.
In this picture you can appreciate a detail of the capitals of the lower cloister that are profusely decorated with symbolic ornamentation with dragons, centaurs, mermaids, and so

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Additional Photos by JESUS VALENCIANO (JesusV) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 123 W: 18 N: 172] (924)
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