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St Bartholomew Church

The church of San Bartolomé in Logroño is a historical treasure dating from the second half of the 12th century, being the oldest temple in the city. Its Romanesque architecture, with three naves separated by octagonal pillars and a tripartite chevet, reflects its relevance in medieval times. Throughout the centuries, it underwent significant remodeling, such as the addition of starred vaults and tercelets in the 16th century. Although it suffered vicissitudes that led to the disappearance of its main altarpiece and other objects of worship, it still preserves remains of Romanesque painting in the vault of the central apse.

Inside, the chapel of the Márquez family stands out, with recumbent tombs from the 14th century, and an impressive Gothic doorway with pointed archivolts representing episodes from the life of Saint Bartholomew. The iconography of the tympanum, which shows the Parousia or second coming of Christ, is unique in its kind, showing Christ the Judge standing next to the Virgin and St. John the Evangelist. The bell tower, part of the city’s walled system, adds another element of architectural interest. This church, a national monument since 1866, has been protected from ruin by the Jesuits and remains a historical and cultural landmark in Logroño.


  • Address
    C. San Bartolomé, 2, Logroño, La Rioja
  • Web
  • Visiting Hours
    Monday to Sunday: from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. and from 5:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
  • What to see
    Gothic Gate

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