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Church of Santa María de las Aguas Vivas

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Church of Santa María de las Aguas Vivas


Basic Information

Location Hervas, Spain
Country Spain
City Hervas
Address Hervas, Spain

General Information

Open to visitors no
Need appointment no
Handicap accessibility no
Geographical Coordinates 40.2746,-5.8581


The church of St. Mary of the Living Waters has Templar origins and it is situated on the remains of the watchtower of the ancient Celts and Romans. It was here that after the reconquest of the district by the Castilian king Alfonso VIII in 1186, the Templars raised a first hermitage, establishing around it a fortress to protect the first resettlers who had arrived from places like Galicia, Ávila, Béjar or El Barco de Ávila. The current church - which defines the profile of the higher part of the town - was erected in the 13th century on the site of the former fortress of which part of the tower and wall remain.

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