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Castañeda Collegiate Church

Contact details

Carretera N-634 Vargas-Sarón a 2 km
39660  Pomaluengo, Castañeda, Cantabria  (Cantabria)
Tel.:+34 942840317


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A halt on the Pilgrim's Road to Santiago de Compostela

The existing building is from the 12th century, although the church of Santa Cruz, in Romanesque style, and a monastery, previously stood on the site.

Because of its location, the collegiate church came to be part of the Pilgrim's Road to Santiago de Compostela. Initially its plan had one nave and three apses, but it was later altered, adding 2 naves to the structure. One of them is in the Gothic style and the other later (17th century). They transformed the southern apse into a private chapel and sacristy in the Baroque style. On the capitals of the columns, which are preserved in perfect condition, the animal and vegetable iconography is outstanding. The Gothic Way of the Cross (there are no others like it in all Cantabria) the Baroque reredoses and 2 carvings of the Virgin with Child must not be missed.

Collegiate church

Artistic period:

Historic period:
12th century

Practical information


From Jul 01 to Aug 31
From Tuesday to Saturday
From 10:00 to 13:00
From 16:00 to 19:30

Closed: during hours of worship. These times can vary. For more details, phone: +34 942840317

Closing days: Monday


General: €1


Guided tours in the months of July and August


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