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Church of St. Nicholas


Basic Information

Location Plasencia, Spain
Country Spain
City Plasencia
Address Plasencia, Spain

General Information

Open to visitors no
Need appointment no
Handicap accessibility no
Geographical Coordinates 40.0286,-6.0930


Via the narrow street of Santo Domingo el Viejo and Caldereros street you will reach San Nicolás square, a vast space which today is very different from that which existed during the Middle Ages when, in the place the steps and the fountain currently occupy, there stood some of the houses of the old Jewish quarter of La Mota between the 13th and 15th centuries.

St. Nicholas´ church was famous for carrying out at its doors the mixed trials between Christians and Jews at a court of arbitration formed by a Jewish judge and another who was Christian. In this way, the Jews enjoyed legal cover against any possible attacks from Christians. Nevertheless, this legal situation underwent major changes in the late 13th century.

The temple, Romanesque from the 13th century and having undergone major remodelling in the 15th century, is a free-standing building whose civil tower stands out, as well as the Loaisa chapel and the magnificent tomb of the Bishop of Coria don Pedro Carvajal-Girón from the 15th century in the interior.

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