Sunday, September 19, 2021: This town is a little bigger than the previous few with a population of 2800. It contains some of the earliest examples of Mudejar architecture.
The city thrived with a diverse population including Muslims and Jews. Sahagun’s historic architecture illustrates the Romanesque-Mudejar style, which incorporated Islamic decorative motifs and was built primarily out of brick rather than stone.
We stayed at a monastery called Santa Cruz. Brother Ivan from England welcomed us and the hospitalaro, Alexandro, showed us around and made us feel welcome.
This is definitely a sign of Covid times … the holy water font is empty and it has a bottle of hand sanitizer in it.
We were so fortunate … we had our own room.
,,, with a private bathroom and we were on the first floor. The cost was “donativo”.
The arch of San Benito was originally the door to the church but now it is a main thoroughfare into the town. It was part of the Royal Monastery of San Benito which was destroyed in 1835.
The town had lots of interesting artwork.
Sahagun was a delightful little town … glad that we didn’t skip it.