Santa María Church

Bareyo, Spain

Santa María de Bareyo was originally founded in the ninth century, along with many similar institutions as part of the Asturian kingdom's repopulation efforts. The Romanesque structure was likely built in the late twelfth century. Though there have been numerous later additions, greatly changing the edifice's exterior appearance, the choir, transept, lantern tower, and baptismal font are original.

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Founded: 12th century
Category: Religious sites in Spain

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Antonio Vera (7 months ago)
Its baptismal font stands out with the carving of a man decorated by lions, as well as its schematic corbels with the story of the resurrection and of Adam and Eve. Curious polychrome sculpture of a man.
Duncan Parsons (2 years ago)
This church is simply special. It is plain and restrained inside and full of wonderful carvings. It compares so favourably with the excessively ornate and sometimes garish interiors of other later churches we have visited. We were fortunate that the Pastor who looks after the church was opening it to show it to a colleague of his. He was helpful and cared deeply about the building, its history and spiritual nature. It dates from before the 12th century and is in remarkable condition. Some of the carvings look as if they were carved yesterday. Visit it you can. I am sorry but I cannot say how you gain access. We were fortunate to be there when it was opened by the Pastor.
Paolo Boncompagni (2 years ago)
I've seen thousands of churches in my life, but this one has something special !!! Go and visit it and you will realize it is on the WAY TO SANTIAGO A WONDERFUL BAPTISMAL TANK NEVER SEEN THIS AND THE REST ... WITHOUT WORDS A MASTERPIECE !!!
Duncan Parsons (2 years ago)
This church is simply special. It is plain and restrained inside and full of wonderful carvings. It compares so favourably with the excessively ornate avnd sometimes garish interiors of other later churches we have visited. We were fortunate that the Pastor who looks after the church was opening it to show it to a colleague of his. He was helpful and cared deeply about the building, its history and spiritual nature. It dates from before the 12th century and is in remarkable condition. Some of the carvings look as if they were carved yesterday. Visit it you can. I am sorry but I cannot say how you gain access. We were fortunate to be there when it was opened by the Pastor.
Blanca Montoya (3 years ago)
Coquettish Romanesque church very well cared for and attended by a lady who explains if required. Very interesting baptismal font with remains of polychrome.
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