Iglesia de San Pablo


The main facade of this church is an extravagant masterpiece of Isabelline Gothic, with every square centimetre finely worked, carved and twisted to produce a unique fabric in stone. Recently restored and given a cleaning, it's once again one of the most extraordinary church facades in northern Spain.

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