Canencia

Santa María del Castillo Parish Church - Canencia

The original church was from the 15th century, and according to several authors might be classified as Madrilenian Gothic, style whose peak was at the late Middle Age. It belongs to the influence area of El Paular, which still can be observed in its Gothic-Mudejar forms and decorations such as the limestone usage in its construction and stucco in the ornamentations.

The original church has suffered several repairs, until its actual configuration. It has a rectangular nave, a beautiful ribbed vault, a magnificent pulpit (Mudejar stucco piece, Cisneros pure Style), a Major chapel and an ogival chapel. In the outside it shows strong buttresses and a two-part stone and brick bell tower, with dog head decorations at the four corners of the tower roof eave.

Canto Bridge and Las Cadenas Bridge (El Puente Canto y El Puente de las Cadenas) - Canencia

Puente Canto (Canencia)They could be dated as medieval, although the exact construction dates are not available.

Close to the village, The Canto Bridge has two asymmetric spans and the deck is made of round stones. It has two buttresses, one of them being enabled in its upper part as a lookout balcony.

The Cadenas Bridge is located upstream, being somewhat worse preserved. It has just one slightly pointed span and coil made with quite thin flagstones.

Matafrailes Bridge (El Puente de Matafrailes) - Canencia

It is a bridge probably built at the Middle Age, made nearly entirely of ashlars masonry. It has just a unique and high span. The double widening of its accesses from both sides and the central constriction are remarkable.

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