Pantheon at Basilica de San Isidore

I toured the Museum of St. Isidore today after attending a packed Mass in the Basilica. I’m becoming a major fan of the Romanesque era. This is called the Pantheon, where Spanish royalty from the 12th and 13th siglo are buried. Love the disciple pouring vino tinto. Some things haven’t changed in 1,000 years.





Categories: June 2013, Spirituality | Tags: , | 5 Comments

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5 thoughts on “Pantheon at Basilica de San Isidore

  1. Melindaland

    Romanesque is superb, the muscular start and underpinnings that allowed the heights/flights/fancies of Gothic! Relearning how to build a simple barrel vault. Re-establishing contact with the Eastern Empire was the lynchpin to so much in the West not just in architecture but philosophy, mathematics, astronomy, medicine… amazing stuff!


  2. Mich

    The Pantheon!
    I love it–who says Christendom is over.


  3. Lydia

    Oh m’gosh the Paradores. When my parents first lived in Spain–early ’70s–they made a point of staying in as many as they could, and I got in on it pretty often, though I can’t remember exactly where we stayed, mostly just the feel of it, being in the middle of history, and the wonderful food…


    • Hi Lydia,

      I remember you talking about the Paradors. It’s been very nice, and a good place to rest. In the 70s they must have been super-luxurious. The old part and lobby is breathtaking. I’m really enjoying it. Im in the modern wing, probably built in 70s. Rooms are very nice, great wi-fi. Lacking some Americanisms: bathrobe, etc., but there’s a cubby by the door for mail!


    • Also, I think somewhere along the way they decided to raise the prices!


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