Santa Eulalia de Bóveda

Bóveda de Mera, Spain

Santa Eulalia de Bóveda was a worship or religious building in Roman times. Probably it belongs to the third and fourth centuries AD although it was renovated and re-used in later times.

It is near Lugo (Lucus Augusti) in a turning from the road to Friol. The road to Lucus Augusti and Bracara Augusta was very close to the group of Bóveda in ancient times.

It had two floors. The lower one is kept relatively complete and well preserved. The façade has a small portico that gives access to the door of the inside part.

Bóveda houses one of the most important collections of wall painting of the Roman Hispania. It keeps paintings on stucco, in several colours, that represent birds. Vases and amphoras were painted at the base of the arches.

Santa Eulalia de Bóveda was a religious center dedicated to worship water or any other type of worship that we don't know for sure. Today, it is a church used for Catholic worship.




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Founded: 3rd century AD
Category: Prehistoric and archaeological sites in Spain


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Gus Tavo (4 months ago)
Amazing. Closed for holidays. In the half hour that I have been calling the phones that have not been picked up, no less than 15 people have passed with the intention of seeing this place. In my case more than 900km bet. Of course the wrong internet timetable information.
manel perez farrarons (5 months ago)
Well ... Very interesting as archeology and fantastic paintings, but apart from this monument and the houses of this village IT IS ALREADY, we have returned to Lugo, because the route they advise is 4 km. (Circular) we didn't do it because we didn't have enough time, but I don't think it's good for the landscape, NOW THE MONUMENT IS FANTASTIC AND THE CONSERVATION IS VERY GOOD, THE LADY WHO HAS GIVEN US THE EXPLANATIONS, KIND ... IT'S WORTH A VISIT
alex itm (2 years ago)
Very beautiful and recommended to see and take the walk around it
Hugo Anaximandro Rodríguez Rial (2 years ago)
Magnificent and interesting place, fantastic guide, very attentive to visitors
Mette Korsholm (3 years ago)
Small roads lead to this small Roman temple beneath a church in Santalle de Bóveda, which is also a small village. The church is only open certain days, and is apparently opened by the local "tourist information". I think so, because the office was closed when we were there, and then we went to the church where another couple was with the local man. Very nice, small building with wall paintings.
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