Church of Saint John the Baptist and Saint Dominic Silos ChillónChillón (Ciudad Real)GPS: 38.796600341796875, -4.866499900817871
With centuries of history behind it, resting in the beautiful valley of la Alcudia lies the noble town of Chillón. Also close to Almadén, this village is famous because in 1990 a stele from the Final Bronze age was found, decorated with a human figure with a sword, shield, styled hair, and lance and was used in Roman Times with a funerary epigraph. Nowadays we can see it in the Provincial museum. In addition, among its monuments, the extremely well known Church of Saint John the Baptist and Saint Dominic of Silos is the highlight. It has been an Asset of Cultural Interest since 1991.
WHAT WE’LL SEE
The church is connected to the old castle of los Donceles, and in fact shares with it a few of its walls and the Tower Keep, nowadays used as a bell tower and baptistery. It is found right in the middle of the town, in the Main Square, and is known and visited for its Gothic mural paintings that represent scenes of the Passion of Christ. The enclosure also has a Parish museum of sacred art. A visit to the hermitage of the chapel would also be gratifying to view its beautiful cupola on pendentives.
Open access, respecting the hours of worship.
In the plaza we can visit the house of the Inquisitor. And in the outskirts of the town, upon a magnificent lookout, we’ll find the castle, of Arab origin, and, inside its enclosure, the hermitage of the Virgin of the Castle.