Film Sculpture

Films of the Romanesque Sculpture of the Pilgrimage Roads to Santiago de Compostela.

Original short films, each devoted to a single Romanesque site presenting the sculpted imagery in detail, with specially composed music by Martin A Smith

Saint-Pierre Melle

Saint-Pierre Melle

Saint-Pierre at Melle is one of three Romanesque churches to be found in the Poitevin town on the Tours Road halfway between Poitiers and Saintes.

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Aulnay de Saintonge: Southern Transept Porch

Aulnay de Saintonge: Southern Transept Porch

The church of Saint-Pierre-de-la Tour at Aulnay de Saintonge is perhaps the finest example of the Poitevin style of Romanesque. The southern transept porch features a complex iconographic programme of the Apocalypse. For more information...

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Saint Sernin de Toulouse: La Porte des Comtes

Saint Sernin de Toulouse: La Porte des Comtes

The great collegiate church was the largest of the Romanesque pilgrimage churches and the shrine of Saint Saturninus. La Porte de Comtes was the south transept porch. It features a sculptural programme devote to the Parable of the Rich Man...

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Santo Domingo de Silos

Santo Domingo de Silos

The Benedictine abbey of Santo Domingo lies a short distance south of Burgos. The remarkable cloister features one of the most sublime images in all of Romanesque sculpture: the Journey to Emmaus and Christ depicted as a pilgrim to...

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Santa María la Real Sangüesa

Santa María la Real Sangüesa

Sangüesa on the border between the kingdoms of Navarre and Aragon was a town which developed into an important pilgrimage halt when the inhabitants were granted a charter allowing them privileges to practice trades and crafts which serviced...

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San Isidoro de León

San Isidoro de León

  The palatine basilica at Leòn was an important station on the pilgrimage road to Compostela. Learn more here.

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Abbaye Sainte-Foy-de-Conques

Abbaye Sainte-Foy-de-Conques

The pilgrimage abbey church of Conques home to the reliquary statue of Sainte Foy and major station on the Puy Road to Santiago de Compostela. Go to the Conques page for more information.

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Oloron-Sainte-Marie

Oloron-Sainte-Marie

The porch of the cathedral at Oloron-Sainte-Marie on the Toulouse Route to Compostela. Oloron is the gateway to the Somport pass across the Pyrenees. Go to the page dedicated to Oloron for more information

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San Miguel in Excelsis de Estella

San Miguel in Excelsis de Estella

Estella was an important town along the pilgrim road in Navarre. The facade of the church of San Miguel features an iconographic programme devoted to the themes of Apocalypse and Judgment. For more information go to the Estella page.

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Santa Marta de Tera

Santa Marta de Tera

The twelfth century convent church of Santa Marta de Tera is located at some distance south of the Camino Francès on the Via de la Plata route from Merida. Its southern porch features spandrel reliefs of Saint John and Saint James the patron...

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Notre-Dame Le Puy-en-Velay Cloister

Notre-Dame Le Puy-en-Velay Cloister

The great Marian shrine of Le Puy gave its name to one of the four French routes to Compostela. It had a long standing history as one of the most pilgrimage centres in France due to its miracle working Black Madonna. The architecture of cathedral...

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