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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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.
Diego P. Ramallo (3 years ago)
A wonderful archageological site with a very unusual room (only some parts of the ceiling missing) and wonderfully preserved III century AD frescoes depicting birds. Not very easy to reach, but absolutely worth a visit when in Lugo.
Janna Palm (5 years ago)
What a wonderful find in our travels, an excavation of an early Roman house. Beautiful paintings, with colors so fresh and looking like they were just completed. It was a highlight for us...young and old.
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