San Andrés Church

Villaviciosa, Spain

San Andrés is a church in the parish of Bedriñana. It dates to the 9th century and was declared a national monument in 1931. The nave was built in the tenth century. Four of the original windows above the nave survive. Significant additional expansion occurred in the 12th-13th centuries and again in the 16th. In 1916, additional improvements were made to the building for use as a school.



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Founded: 9th century AD
Category: Religious sites in Spain

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J M C (2 years ago)
Precious gem. Remodeled environment unfortunately in my opinion. Some explanatory poster of its history and art is missing. There is no information on how you can visit either.
José Julio Melgares (2 years ago)
The Church of San Andrés de Berdiñana is one of the temples of Asturian pre-Romanesque art. In it, the mullions stand out, elements in which the pre-Romanesque style is reflected, with double-rope arches.
Konstantin Rokossovski (2 years ago)
The original windows are magnificent. The beautiful place.
Paloma Sanchez (2 years ago)
That amazing window! Beautiful
Pisadiel (2 years ago)
Romanesque church of San Andrés de Bedriñana (XIII century), in Bedriñana (Villaviciosa, Asturies). We would have here a temple that would structurally abstain in origin from the Asturian pre-Romanesque (X century). Now it is very altered, conserving only decorative remains -a latticework and 4 spans-, from what appears to be the same workshop that San Salvador de Valdediós invoiced. Very reformed: three moments: pre-Romanesque, Romanesque and Baroque (17th century). Single ship. Rectangular head and side chapels from the 1672 reform, built by the Mones Hevia-Valdés lineage, as a pantheon. Romanesque toral arch on columns of the s. XIII. The sacristy and the belfry are from the s. XIX. Rehabilitated (2002-04).
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