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Montejo de Tiermes

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The nearby archaeological site of Tiermes is proof of the fact that even back in Celtiberian times, this village was populated. This small village maintains the artistic heritage of all the civilisations that once dominated it. From the Celtiberian and Roman civilisations, we have the most important touristic attraction: the Celtiberian-Roman archaeological site of Tiermes, where we can also find the interesting archaeological museum. From the period of Muslim domain, we can find the defensive watchtower located in the middle of the town. Nearby, in Pedro, there is a Visigoth chapel called Ermita del Val, and evidence of Christians in this village are the church of San Cornelio and San Cipriano in Montejo, the church of San Bautista in Ligos, and the magnificent porticoed chapel of Nuestra Señora de Tiermes.

 

The 16th-century Romanesque church of San Cornelio and San Cipriano with a Baroque altarpiece still maintains a porticoed gallery and main façade from the 12th century, a Gothic major chapel, sacristy and doors from the 16th century, and a Baroque style building from the 12th century.

 

The chapel Nuestra Señora de Tiermes has capitals that show various fantastic animals (gryphons), the Resurrection with a line of soldiers wearing chain-mail and more or less crouching down, which is the most representative image in this church, battle scenes between knights, nature lattices, all of them with evident Silense characteristics.

 

This chapel also has a robust door with ancient capitals that match the ones in San Esteban de Gormaz, which show Adam and Eve, and Moorish figures. Don’t forget to take a look at the crown of cantilevers, given that some of the stories they show are as interesting as an old musician playing a rebec.

 

The chapel Ermita del Val in Pedro is located on the outskirts of the village in a serene natural area. You can only reach it on foot walking from the village through a charming path among vegetable gardens. It is said to have been built in the 7th century, during the Visigoth period, though it has not been proven since some hypotheses suggest it dates back to Roman times. The only thing certain is that it was already documented back in 1140.

 

The archaeological site of Tiermes (Yacimiento de Tiermes), also known as “the Spanish Pompeii” or “the Petra of the Occidental world”, is one of the most visited archaeological sites in the province, and one of the most attractive for tourists in terms of excavated surface, as well as for its surrounding scenery: a paradise for bird lovers. Many cultures and civilisations passed through this site from the 4th century B.C. up until the 5th century C.E.

 

The monographic museum, located in Montejo about seven kilometres away from the site, has a collection of pieces that were discovered in the three periods of development: Celtiberian, Roman and Medieval. There, you can find all types of objects, such as weapons, pottery, coins and many more.

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View of Montejo de Tiermes
View of Montejo de Tiermes
Church of San Cipriano
Church of San Cipriano
Romanesque apse in Noviales
Romanesque apse in Noviales
Romanesque façade in Ligos
Romanesque façade in Ligos

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