Church of Santiago de Mens

Mens, Spain

Church of Santiago de Mens construction started in the 12th century. The small church was reduced in the 19th century. The exterior is built in Baroque style.

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Mens 7, Mens, Spain
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Founded: 12th century
Category: Religious sites in Spain

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Sergio R.G. (15 months ago)
Galician Romanesque example.
Jaime Lomban (21 months ago)
Church worth visiting.
Ana Recarey (2 years ago)
Very beautiful church
aida mabel Cubilla Alderete (2 years ago)
A wedding was held here where I was invited, I found it very beautiful but the establishment is very small for more than 300 people.
Josi (2 years ago)
The visit is worth the visit in the case of passing through the area, near you can also visit the towers of Mens, although they can only be seen from the outside when it is a private property compensates for approaching candles
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