San Antonio de Padua Church

Avilés, Spain

San Antonio de Padua is a 12th century Romanesque-style Franciscan church in Avilés. The church has chapels added later to church. It contains the tomb of Avilés’ most famous son: 16th-century Pedro Menéndez, a navigator and explorer. He founded St. Augustine in Florida, accredited with being the oldest town in the United States.



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Founded: 12th century
Category: Religious sites in Spain

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Inmaculada Alvarez (11 months ago)
It is a place where you can be with your thoughts and you come out much improved, but it happens to me in all the Churches of Avilés. My grandmother went every day at seven in the morning and the cat accompanied her and also waited for her to go home to the Patch
JR Suarez (12 months ago)
Inside the church you can find the tomb of local hero and seaman Pedro Menendez, the man who fought against the French pirates and set up the first settlement in USA, in San Agustin de la Florida. The church, from 12th century, is the oldest building in the city. The church used to be next to the old harbour so a lot of details were lost.
Alberto Mortera Llaneza (12 months ago)
This church is well located very close to the pier park, in a totally pedestrian square, where you can see from all its facades. It was open to see inside. What was closed was the side chapel. It is well preserved, the bad thing is the people who are very dirty and leave the remains of their parties in the surroundings.
Gelo Lake (13 months ago)
A must see in the Villa. Chapel that condenses the history of Avilés. You can imagine when the waves of the sea reached its bottom, protected by the disappeared wall.
Reagan Toal (3 years ago)
Cute church near the center of town.
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