Santa María de Celón Church

Allande, Spain

The Church of Santa María de Celón is a Romanesque-style, Roman Catholic parish church in the diocese of Celón in the municipality of Allande. It was built in the early 12th century and contains frescoes from the 16th century.

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Founded: 12th century
Category: Religious sites in Spain

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Pisadiel (2 years ago)
Romanesque church of Santa María de Celón (Allande / Ayande, Asturies), early s. XIII - although there are documentary references to a temple of the s. IX in the same place. Unique nave, with a wooden roof, and rectangular headboard covered by a pointed barrel vault - as something pointed appears the triumphal arch, treasures in the apse and the presbytery rich mural paintings that represent The Passion of Christ or The Coronation of the Virgin ( 16th century), of the anonymous 'master of Celón'. Two Romanesque covers, one south. and another to the imafronte or main facade - three half-point archivolts supported on pilasters with columns with capitals decorated. Bell of the s. XIII and Romanesque carving of the Virgin and Child, in the center of a main altarpiece of the s. XVIII. Restored (1982-86).
Manu Florez (2 years ago)
David González (2 years ago)
The best preserved church in the whole region. A very little known site and of great historical value
jose luis gallo (2 years ago)
Beautiful Romanesque church very well preserved very close to the Castro de San Chuis.
Antonio Ochoa (4 years ago)
A beautiful church with a portico and other Romanesque elements. The interior, with its excellent paintings, can only be seen when there is worship.
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