Church of Santa Eulalia de la Lloraza

Villaviciosa, Spain

Church of Santa Eulalia de la Lloraza is a Romanesque-style church in the municipality of Villaviciosa. The origins of the church are not clear, although the origin of the church may be the endowment by a leper who traveled the Camino de Santiago route which passed through the area. The church may have been funded initially by an offering of Queen Berengaria of Castile, wife of King Alfonso IX of León.

The present church dates from the thirteenth century, having undergone numerous renovations after it was damaged by arson in the Spanish Civil War. The church was restored in 1950 by Luis Menéndez Pidal y Alvarez.

The church has a nave with a squared apse. The ensemble seen today has elements of several epochs, as it has since undergone repairs and refurbishments.

The two entrances of the building are from the early days of construction, featuring richly Romanesque decorations.



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Founded: 13th century
Category: Religious sites in Spain

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Milagros Ovin (2 years ago)
I loved
Rui Oliveira (2 years ago)
Beleza, mas a necessitar de melhor sinalização e informações
Raúl Ramos Solar (3 years ago)
One of my favorite Romanesque hermitages in the coastal area of ​​Villaviciosa, seated on older remains, probably pre-Romanesque. Spectacular on the outside, all of it. If you want to meet her inside, you have to ask in the house next to the hermitage (in ancient times it was a malateria) because a lady makes a guided tour of its interior, with wide and interesting explanations (which would leave on the floors to many professional cultural guides). He doesn't charge anything more than the will (so you know, be generous because she has no obligation).
José Luis Rivera Gutiez (3 years ago)
A jewel of the Asturian Romanesque. It is a must for anyone who likes this architectural art
Carlos Del Sol Mesa (3 years ago)
It is not well understood how this magnificent example of rural Romanesque Asturian can be closed with planks and closed to visit the cover, which is the best it has.
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