Basílica de San Vicente
Jardín de San Vicente
This nifty tourist train makes a complete 30-minute circuit of the city walls with a few other sights thrown in.
This regional museum includes local ethnographic exhibits (the 1932 photos by Albert Klemm are particularly interesting), as well as...
La Bodeguita de San Segundo
Situated in the 16th-century Casa de la Misericordia, this superb wine bar is standing-room only most nights and more tranquil in the...
Casa de Postas
A busy tavern for tapas with an elegant restaurant upstairs for deftly executed traditional dishes.
Plaza de San Vicente · interesting places nearby
Basílica de San Vicente information
This graceful church is a masterpiece of Romanesque simplicity: a series of largely Gothic modifications in sober granite contrasted with the warm sandstone of the Romanesque original. Work started in the 11th century, supposedly on the site where three martyrs – San Vicente and his sisters – were slaughtered by the Romans in the early 4th century. Their canopied cenotaph is an outstanding piece of Romanesque style with nods to the Gothic.
Take a look at the weathered headstones on the floor of the main nave, some date back to the 17th century. Also of note is the peaceful Jardín de San Vicente across the road which was once a Roman cemetery.