Church of San Pedro de Nora

Les Regueres, Spain

Saint Peter of Nora (Iglesia de San Pedro de Nora) is recorded for the first time in a donation document of Alfonso III of Asturias in 905.

Given its similarities with the church of San Julián de los Prados and the church of Santa María de Bendones, it was probably built in the times of Alfonso II of Asturias. Declared National Monument in 1931, the church burnt in 1936 during the Spanish Civil War losing the roof. It was restored by Luis Menéndez Pidal y Alvarez.

This church has the construction style established in church of San Julián de los Prados: facing eastwards, vestibule separate from the main structure, basilica-type ground plan, central nave higher than the side aisles, with intersecting wooden roof and lit by Windows with stone lattice. The straight sanctuary is divided into three apses with barrel vaults. As a differentiating element, the apses were joined to each other through the dividing walls by semicircular-arched doors. Like all the churches from this period, there was a room over the apse, only accessible from outside through a trefoil window. The bell tower, separate from the church like in Santa María de Bendones, does not belong to the original construction, and stems from an initiative in the seventies by the architect and great restorer of Asturian Pre-Romanesque, Luis Menéndez Pidal y Alvarez.

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Founded: 9th century AD
Category: Religious sites in Spain

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Francisco Suero Martínez (11 months ago)
A jewel of the pre-Romanesque, a shame the number of vehicles that park around the building.
Jesvisan (11 months ago)
Very nice, but parking should be limited, sometimes there are too many cars
Alfonso Alvarex (11 months ago)
Very beautiful place, easy and pleasant route, the meanders and the road in autumn season is very very beautiful, small problem, parking is difficult.
Christian AE (13 months ago)
Pre-Romanesque church located in a very beautiful spot next to the Nora river. The church itself and its surroundings are very well cared for. It is worth the visit.
pepe el gatu (14 months ago)
Lovely. The individual tower caught my attention. I couldn't see the church inside. It is well preserved on the outside and I really liked the town.
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