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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Sergio Fernández Bueno (2 years ago)
Iglesia de origen románico con algunas modificaciones. Tiene una bonita portada y un interior sencillo
Skdy Scady (3 years ago)
Pedro Menendez discoverer of Florida are his remains in this church. One of the ones I like the most in Avilés.
Jose luis Gonzalez Rubin (3 years ago)
It is a very old church .a monument .pena that the friars have already left .it is no longer of French parents like years ago with a brown tunic and hood and sandals .pena penita?
janaina oliveira (3 years ago)
Apart from its historical and cultural interest is the Holy of Holies exposed for worship. Ideal.
Inmaculada Alvarez (3 years 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
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