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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José Julio Melgares (9 months 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.
Sergio Martinez Montequin (10 months ago)
Small but recommended to visit. If you are doing the Camino de Santiago, you will pass by so you have no apology. The lady of the house next door has the keys to see her inside
Begoña Torrellas (10 months ago)
It is a Church of the Asturian pre-Romanesque. The information that they offered us is very interesting. It is planned to recover the paintings, it is very well cared for and the town of Priesca is beautiful.
Henrik Engedal Nissen (2 years ago)
Beautiful and unique church. Worth a look because it's so old.
Colin Jones (2 years ago)
Beautiful and serene
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