Villamuriel de Cerrato. Church of Santa María la Mayor

This former Cistercian Templar monastery has both Romanesque and Gothic elements. It may have been built in the early 13th century. The church is defensive in nature like that of Valbuena with its three small towers, which may have been battlemented in former times. One rises above the buttress of the north nave of the transept and the other two above the front wall of the central chapel as a watchtower looking towards the Vega del Carrión.

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