On the edge of the Camino de Santiago in Álava while passing through Gazeo is the church of Saint Martin of Tours. Its advocation of Xacobean resonances reminds us of the thousands of pilgrims who have contemplated its walls over the centuries. Its semicircular apse reveals its Romanesque origin, even though the transformations suffered throughout time have distorted its primitive appearance. Nevertheless, its sober exterior hides one of the most fascinating Gothic pictorial sets that have been discovered in the Basque Country to date. Designed in linear Gothic style, these polychromies fill the basin of the apse and expand through the side walls and vaults of the presbytery, showing an iconographic programme of great richness and quality.
De las fotografías actuales: © Alava Medieval / Erdi Aroko Araba
De las fotografías antiguas: Vista del interior (ATHA-DAF-GUE-1310) | Retablo desmontado (ATHA-DAF-DAI-CD-01-03483) | Exterior del ábside (ATHA-DAF-GUE-1311) | Vista de los pies (fotografía extraída de la tesina de Juan José Lecuona)