Hermitage of San Miguel, at the foot of Castle Gormaz, province of Soria, Spain.

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Ermita de San Miguel de Gormaz

Ribera del Duero

When Fernando seized the Castillo de Gormaz from its Islamic defenders in 1059, one of his first acts in the following year was to construct this small hermitage on the slopes below the castle. While it's not much to look at from the outside, the frescoes inside the main sanctuary are stunning, and one of the region's best-kept secrets. The church is just beyond the village of Gormaz, on the road up to the castle.

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