In Spain, Romanesque architecture extended from about the late 10th century to around 1200. Its first expressions spread from the Lombardy region in Italy to the Catalan region, but one can also notice influences through arriving craftsmen from France. With the help of Benedictine monasteries and along the Way of St. James the new movement quickly expanded throughout the northern part of the country while the south was ruled by the Muslim al-Andalus. Today, a large number of religious buildings and a few remaining civil monuments dating back to the Romanesque period can be discovered in Spain.

Castile and León

Castile and León boasts to possessing over 2000 monuments approximately. The richness of its buildings is a direct result of the history of the territory, where the kingdoms of León and Castile reigned. Moreover, the pilgrimage route to Compostela helped to mold the area.