Catedral de Santo Domingo de la CalzadaMay 10, 2017 in Spain ⋅ ☀️ 13 °C
Domingo Garcia was born in 1019 and later tried to join the monasteries of San Millan and Valvanera, which both shunned him because he was too poor to bring a dowry with him.
So he spent his life helping pilgrims on their Camino, building a bridge, hospital and little church where he was buried after dying on 12th May 1109.
By 1158 his reputation for miracle making was established and a cathedral was started on the site of his old chapel.
Here are a few shots.
Castilla and Navarra were at war, so the church was fortified.
Damian Forment made the altarpiece, which resides in what normally would be a side chapel, in C14th. It is full of profane mythology banned by the Council of Trent in 1545! The gold worker, Andres de Melgar, added designs based on moorish embroidered tunics.Read more