Search 57,387 Camino Questions

A donation to the forum removes ads for you, and supports Ivar in his work running it


Advertisement
Learn how to Get "Camino Ready " 2nd Edition. In English, Spanish, German and Korean
Camino Masks
12 different designs, shipped world wide from Santiago.

Romanesque doorway in the Lugo Cathedral

Camino Jewellery
A selection of Camino Jewellery
Donation to the Forum
A donation to this forum helps it continue to exists and also removes all ads for you.

jungleboy

Spirit of the Camino (Nick)
Year of past OR future Camino
Francés 2017
Primitivo 2018
Madrid 2019
Kumano Kodo 2019
Português 2020
I’m on board not only with this but with getting rid of all Baroque in favour of Romanesque wherever possible! 🤣

Although in general I’m not always a fan of removing all layers down to the original. Look how cool the Roman temple in Évora once looked (sketch from 1865) with a medieval building built into it!

3B62A51E-673E-4BF1-897A-B0C9684F79FC.jpeg
 

Raggy

Veteran Member
Year of past OR future Camino
2021
I’m on board not only with this but with getting rid of all Baroque in favour of Romanesque wherever possible! 🤣

Although in general I’m not always a fan of removing all layers down to the original. Look how cool the Roman temple in Évora once looked (sketch from 1865) with a medieval building built into it!
Fascinating stuff. Is there any surviving material that tells us what people in the Middle Ages thought about preservation / restoration / renovation of roman architecture or other historic buildings? (Other than the actual building material, so to speak).
 
Year of past OR future Camino
2019
I’m on board not only with this but with getting rid of all Baroque in favour of Romanesque wherever possible
Second the motion.
All in favor?

Let's start with the cathedral in Santiago, shall we? That hallowed Baroque concretion is like icing on a Tarta de Santiago.
:p🙃

But seriously. We think differently about old buildings than people did 400 years ago: why not 'improve' what was clearly out of style? Fortunately they could not mess with the inside too much.

Such suspense -- no one knows what the doorway looks like, whether there are paintings, what kind of carving, etc, etc.!
Wonderful!
Thanks for sharing this, Laurie.
 
Camino Magnets
A collection of Camino Fridge Magnets
Camino Jewellery
A selection of Camino Jewellery

AJGuillaume

Pèlerin du monde
Year of past OR future Camino
Via Gebennensis (2018)
Via Podiensis (2018)
Voie Nive Bidassoa (2018)
Camino Del Norte (2018)
Although in general I’m not always a fan of removing all layers down to the original.
Nor am I.
Even though I am a Romanesque aficionado and I would vote with @VNwalking ☺️ .

Removing all layers is like turning back the clock. You can't rebuild the Roman temple when all its stones have been used to build something else.

This article describes how a romanesque doorway in the Lugo cathedral, which was covered up during the Baroque era, is going to be uncovered.
In this case, I'm all in favour, as the doorway, as I understand it, was just covered by a wall.
 
Year of past OR future Camino
2021
Second the motion.
All in favor?

Let's start with the cathedral in Santiago, shall we? That hallowed Baroque concretion is like icing on a Tarta de Santiago.
:p🙃

But seriously. We think differently about old buildings than people did 400 years ago: why not 'improve' what was clearly out of style? Fortunately they could not mess with the inside too much.


Wonderful!
Thanks for sharing this, Laurie.
They did mess with the insides a bit. Those immense altarpieces (retablos?) covered original walls and windows and probably more. I don't know much about it, but there is a church somewhere along the Camino where the altarpiece was removed and a simple cross (not a crucifix, as I recall) hung in its place. Natural light returned through the windows that had been blocked for centuries. It was beautiful. Sorry I can't remember more!
 

Did not find what you were looking for? Search here

Popular Resources

“All” Albergues on the Camino Frances in one pdf ivar
  • Featured
“All” Albergues on the Camino Frances in one pdf
4.95 star(s) 100 ratings
Downloads
15,114
Updated
A selection of favorite albergues on the Camino Francés Ton van Tilburg
Favorite Albergues along the Camino Frances
4.83 star(s) 35 ratings
Downloads
7,775
Updated
Profile maps of all 34 stages of the Camino Frances ivar
Profile maps of all 34 stages of the Camino Frances
4.88 star(s) 24 ratings
Downloads
7,599
Updated

Forum Rules

Forum Rules

Camino Updates on YouTube

Camino Conversations

Most downloaded Resources

Top