San Juan de Ruesta Chapel

Sergio Sebastián 
Zaragoza, Spain

Within a series of interventions along the French part of the  pilgrims’ route to Santiago de Compostela, features this hermitage refurbishment

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Facing the Leyre mountains amid elms and oaks, this hermitage is known for having once harbored a major collection of Romanesque paintings. Deprived of its old purpose and paintings, the building was abandoned in 2001 and fell into ruin. Sebastián Arquitectos undertook the project of restoring its original massing and giving pilgrims a new shaded spot to stop for a rest.

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