Santa Cristina de Lena Church

Contact details

Zona a 5 Km. de Pola de Lena
33630  Pola de Lena, Lena, Asturias  (Asturias)
Tel.:+34 609942153
Tel.:+34 985490525



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    World Heritage, a certification granted by UNESCO.


A pre-Romanesque temple

It was built around the year 850 and is one of the most interesting examples of pre-Romanesque Asturian art.

St. Cristina de Lena is one of the monuments included in the World Heritage. This monument is in the Ramiro style and its main characteristic is its iconostasis, a triple series of arches supported on marble columns that separated the presbytery from the area designated for the faithful. The Educational Hall from the Austurian Pre-Romanesque period is located in the old Cobertoria railway station in the town of Lena, a unique building distributed among four rooms, each of which dedicated to a theme that introduces visitors to the historic-artistic context in which St. Cristina de Lena was born.

  • Construction: Church
  • Artistic period: Pre-Romanesque
  • Historic period: 9th century

Practical information


  • From Dec 01 to Mar 31
  • From Tuesday to Sunday From 11:00 to 13:00 From 16:00 to 18:00
  • Closing days: Monday
  • From Apr 01 to Oct 31
  • From Tuesday to Sunday From 11:00 to 13:00 From 16:30 to 18:30
  • Closing days: Monday


  • General: €1,50
  • Groups: €1
  • Children: €0,70
  • Tuesday

  • Admission free


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