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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Alan Sykes (6 months ago)
Astonishing visigothic wall paintings and Roman reliefs in a Roman villa with visigothic additions. Charming and knowlegible guide. A1+.
Jquimmauri (7 months ago)
Located under the current parish church of Bóveda de Mera is the Roman Monument of Santa Eulàlia de Bóveda, you enter it through the street behind the current church, which is also on the lower level. Apparently it is a late Roman building with early Christian elements where the mural paintings on the walls, the horseshoe arch of the entrance and the columns stand out, making a whole of a symbolic, unique and special place. One is very comfortable in this space, if you are lucky enough to be alone. Free entrance. Totally recommended. The person who takes care of opening is very friendly, there are visiting hours until noon; on the first day even though it was already closed due to the time, we called and she made arrangements to see if a colleague of hers could come and open, since it was impossible for her, in the end it couldn't be and we went to the next day, but thank you. The town is small but also very pleasant and surrounded by nature.
Jesús F. Lobo (2 years ago)
Enclave outside the main route of the Camino de Santiago, following a new path, that of old rural Lugo, also very beautiful. In the end you do 3-4 km more than expected but it is worth it, you will see a Roman church and the cemetery attached to it, as well as some beautiful hórreos
Gus Tavo (2 years 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 (2 years 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
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