Santa María de la Cabeza, Ávila, Spain

 

Old Town of Ávila with its Extra-muros Churches (Recognition as UNESCO World Heritage Site, 1985)

 

The Government of Castilla y León awarded the restoration works of this Church, located in Avila among the monuments outside the walls that are included in the area declared World Heritage by UNESCO. Its architectural style, of Arab spirit and Romanesque model, dates from the early thirteenth century. The aggressive elements were removed, for their later restitution with suitable materials and morphology; treatments and plaster were applied on interior and exterior walls; doorways, belfry and bells were restored, and the coffered ceiling and roof structure were reconstructed, with roof sheathing and tiles subsequently laid.

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