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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