Church of San Salvador de Priesca

Villaviciosa, Spain

Holy Saviour of Priesca (Iglesia de San Salvador de Priesca) is a pre-romanesque church, located in Priesca, next to Villaviciosa. Only a few kilometres from the Church of San Salvador de Valdediós, it is amongst the latest examples of Asturian architecture.

With Alfonso III dead and the kingdom of Asturias divided among his sons, Asturian pre-romanesque architecture entered its last stage. Consecrated on September 24, 921, it has the architectural and decorative reference of the model laid down by the Church of San Julián de los Prados.

In the 17th and 18th centuries, it underwent several reconstructions, altering especially the structures adjoining the vestibule, by communicating them with the side aisles. In 1936, during the Spanish civil war, the original roof burned but it kept most of its sculptured decoration and original paintings.



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Founded: 921 AD
Category: Religious sites in Spain

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Ir DYB (2 years ago)
Good, half-reformed but looks pretty good. A very kind lady opens it and shows it to you and asks for a donation.
Be some1 (3 years ago)
Completly not Worthed visit
Conchi Llamazares (3 years ago)
This temple turns 1100 years old this summer. There are open doors for this reason. It is beautiful and highly recommended to do a guided tour, so as not to lose detail.
José Luis Silván (3 years ago)
It is always closed. I do not understand how wonders of this class are hidden and closed
José Julio Melgares (4 years ago)
Church belonging to Asturian pre-Romanesque architecture consecrated in the year 921. It has a basilica plan with three naves, with its corresponding chapels with an apse, and a closed portico attached to its south side. Its simple has an entrance with a semicircular arch and is topped by a belfry.
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