Church of Santo Adriano de Tuñón

Tuñón, Spain

The Church of Santo Adriano de Tuñón is located on the bank of the River Trubia, next to an old Roman road. Founded on January 24, 891, by Alfonso III of Asturias and his wife Jimena of Navarra as a monastery church, it went through large transformations at the beginnings of the 12th century. It was declared a Spanish national monument in June 1931.

The church stands on a classic basilica ground plan, although in the 17th and 18th centuries it was extended with a nave structure at the western end, and a bell gable.

Mural paintings were rediscovered in the 20th century. The fresco paintings in this church are the only remains of Mozarabic painters' work in an Asturian art workshop.

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Founded: 891 AD
Category: Religious sites in Spain

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Pablin martín (9 months ago)
Precious an unknown pre-Romanesque gem
Pedro Perez Garcia (9 months ago)
Charming place with the famous bear path for those who like to walk or ride a bike
david chaves (2 years ago)
Pre-Romanesque basilica in pretty good condition.
david chaves (2 years ago)
Pre-Romanesque basilica in pretty good condition.
Ana Santos García (2 years ago)
A very neat, clean town with a very interesting history behind. Its 9th century church built by Alfonso lll. Restored again in the 12th. Integrates the set of monuments of the kingdom of Asturias. Pre-Romanesque artistic invoice. With very interesting mural paintings inside and the singular, characteristic, mysterious and unique, supraabsidal chamber
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