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.



Your name


Founded: 13th century
Category: Religious sites in Spain

More Information


4.1/5 (based on Google user reviews)

User Reviews

julián maruri (2 years ago)
Magnificent building with the roof in a sorry state, left by the hand of God, and guided by pride and greed
Rafa Xixón (2 years ago)
The ilesia of Santolaya de La Lloraza would deserve 5 stars if it was well cared for, which is what it deserves, and not col teyáu del cabildru a mediu cayer and many symptoms of neglect. The Romanesque temple of the twelfth century, and it is said that it started from a much scarce malatería. Caltien the plan, portals and windows of the original apse, being the decoration of the main portal very remarkable. It is notorious that this undamaged date is entirely in ashlars, something exceptional in Asturias.
Milagros Ovin (3 years ago)
I loved
Rui Oliveira (3 years ago)
Beleza, mas a necessitar de melhor sinalização e informações
Rui Oliveira (3 years ago)
Beauty, but in need of better signage and information
Powered by Google

Featured Historic Landmarks, Sites & Buildings

Historic Site of the week

Odeon of Herodes Atticus

The Odeon of Herodes Atticus is a stone theatre structure located on the southwest slope of the Acropolis of Athens. It was built in 161 AD by the Athenian magnate Herodes Atticus in memory of his wife, Aspasia Annia Regilla. It was originally a steep-sloped theater with a three-story stone front wall and a wooden roof made of expensive cedar of Lebanon timber. It was used as a venue for music concerts with a capacity of 5,000. It lasted intact until it was destroyed and left in ruins by the Heruli in 267 AD.

The audience stands and the orchestra (stage) were restored using Pentelic marble in the 1950s. Since then it has been the main venue of the Athens Festival, which runs from May through October each year, featuring a variety of acclaimed Greek as well as International performances.