Church of Santa Maria de Arbas

Villamanín, Spain

Church of Santa Maria de Arbas is a good example of late León romanesque, built during the 12th and 13th centuries. It once belonged to the regular order of Saint Agustin. The church has three naves and four pillars supporting the round arches that separate the naves.

It was officially founded in the 12th century by the Count Fruela, El Cid's brother in law.It was ruled as a Colegiata (Collegiate Church) and a Hospedería (Hostelry) by the Augustine monks.As a result of its decline, it became a simple parish church. It was restored after the Civil War. The building consists of fine grey limestone blocks. The gothic chapel was added later, in the 12th century. The sacristy, the tower, the portico and the vaulting of the main nave date from the 17th century.



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Founded: 12th century
Category: Religious sites in Spain

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Lia Diez (2 years ago)
FREE Sunday visit to see a Precious, well preserved and cared for. The passing of the years stops in this place and offers us the privilege of being able to enjoy it. Thanks for the opportunity ♥️
Adrian Garcia (2 years ago)
It had always caught my attention! We were passing towards Asturias and we saw it open. Inside is spectacular! It has very good lighting and the site is magical.
Fernando Rodriguez (2 years ago)
I had been wanting to change the highway route for the Pajares port for some time, among other things, to stop and see this unknown jewel in the middle of "nowhere" in the Pajares port. Interesting doorway hidden behind the more modern one facing the street, a beautiful nave with pointed arches and a beautiful apse. Also highlight the shell-shaped window and the cobblestone floor
javier infante mera (2 years ago)
A ver beautiful church, amazing archs. First time I saw it open.
juan luis Mayo (2 years ago)
Un sitio que trasmite mucha paz. Si pasáis por delante de ella no dudéis en parar y visitarla.
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