Santo Domingo de Pirón

Santo Domingo Church

Iglesia Santo DomingoLocated at the village edge, it was built between the 12th and the 13th centuries. It presents a single rectangular nave with several sections, a Romanesque semicircular head with cantilevers at its cornice and it is covered by a pointed barrel vault. It shows an original bell gable with two spans decorated with stone dogs which supported the setting of a balcony to give access to the bells. At the inner the major altarpiece made by José Ferreras in the second half of the 17th century, and a silver processional cross from the same period are quite remarkable. It has been declared Good of Cultural Interest in1995 (Bien de Interés Cultural – BIC).

The Alfaro Shearing

It is located at the foot of the Sierra de Guadarrama, in the way of the Malangosto Pass. It was one of the most important shearing constructions of the province of Segovia. Nowadays it is in ruins. It was a facility dedicated to lodge a large number of flocks and shearers, and as well to wash the wool in several existing pools. Its name is due to its construction developer José Alfaro, the King Fernando VI Secretary, in the mid 18th century.

Other heritage elements

It is also possible to admire at the village, an old stone mill, a restored cattle crush and a forge.

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