Church of Santa María de Junco

Ribadesella, Spain

The Church of Santa María de Junco (Spanish: Iglesia de Santa María de Junco) is a Romanesque-style church located in the municipality of Ribadesella. A church at the site was erected in the early 13th century. The church was restored in the 16th century but damaged in the Spanish Civil War.

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Founded: 13th century
Category: Religious sites in Spain

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Juan Carlos Valle Berbes (10 months ago)
Declared a Historic-Artistic Monument. Renovated in the 16th century and, after being ruined during the Spanish Civil War, restored in 1984. Its exact construction date is unknown but it is estimated to be from the 13th century. Inside there are some remains of wall paintings. From there you can see spectacular views of the Sella, the sea and the mountains. Coordinates: 43.440892, -5.073777
Siempre unico (Vincent Van Good) (13 months ago)
Magnificent this Romanesque church in the surroundings of Ribadesella. Located inland in an area of ​​fields, surrounded by green everywhere. Its simplicity and the environment make it of incomparable beauty. I have always remembered it, since that visit a few years ago, as a place of charm that is difficult to match. In its surroundings you can enjoy wonderful views, while savoring a peace and quiet difficult to find in other places.
Nacho Boza (14 months ago)
Curious church of which only a few reliefs remain. The views of the surroundings are cool
Luis Enrique Del Valle Ruiz De Ona (3 years ago)
#LocalGuide The church of Santa María de Junco, borders on the North with the parish of Ucio, on the South and West with the River Sella and on the West with the parish of Moro. Its population centers are, Junco, Alisal and Cuevas. Located in the middle of nature with unsurpassable views, El Mar, Ribadesella, estuary, Río Sella, down the Mediana and the impressive mountains that surround it. Romanesque construction 13th century, with a single rectangular nave and semicircular apse on its eastern side, illuminated by santera, gabled. It received reforms in the S. XVI and XVIII. There is no worship but solemn mass in honor of San Antonio and Our Lady. On the back, next to the dead tree is the Campo Santo. Entering Wikipedia, we can see that there is an error, since it places it in Llanes.
Ángel Matilla Candás (4 years ago)
One of the most beautiful itios to admire the Ribadesella estuary. To sit quietly and contemplate the landscape.
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