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Villacastín

Villacastín

Villacastín is the maximum exponent of religious tourism in the South of Segovia. Be amazed with its churches and convents.

The Church of San Sebastian has an impressive silhouette of Herrerian style on the outside and Gothic in its interior. They collaborated in its construction in the 16th century Rodrigo Gil de Hontañón, linked to the cathedral of Segovia, and Fray Antonio de Villacastín, master builder of the El Escorial monastery. The main altarpiece, by Andrés Ruiz (16th century), is very beautiful, made up of 33 sculptures and some good paintings by Alonso de Herrera from Segovia. The church is a national monument since its declaration in 1944.

The Convent of Our Lady of the Angels, whose works were begun in 1621, has on its altar a Renaissance altarpiece with a canvas with Santa clara and San Francisco. The community of Franciscan Poor Clares that occupies it from 1632 continues in the convent.

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