San Andrés Church

Valdebárcena, Spain

Iglesia de San Andrés is a 12th-century, Romanesque-style, Roman Catholic church established in 1189.


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Founded: 1189
Category: Religious sites in Spain


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Victor Albi (2 years ago)
Muy guapa, buen románico. Habría que conservarla mejor.
Aristeo Calderon. (2 years ago)
Beautiful Romanesque monument, which is worth visiting, it is precious and its stones count, what has been lived for many centuries, I hope it was more pampered and cared for.
Felisa Blanco Fernandez (2 years ago)
Pre-Romanesque church in a small village, it is very beautiful but in very bad condition, the roof needs to be repaired and the stone cleaned, or it will end up like the house next door
Miguel Martínez Trullén (3 years ago)
Yet another of those charming examples of Asturian Romanesque architecture that unite the wonder of its enclave, a secluded valley very close to San Salvador de Valdediós, with the trace of architectural harmony that reaches the bottom of the spirit.
Gustave Dassault (3 years ago)
Magnificent surroundings the visits of the church with established days
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