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Villaviciosa


Church of San Juan de Amandi


Contact details

El Palacio, s/n
33311  San Juan de Amandi, Villaviciosa, Asturias  (Asturias)
turvilla@lacomarcadelasidra.com
http://www.villaviciosa.es
Tel.:985 891 759 (Oficina de Turismo)

Location

Autonomous region:
Asturias

Province/Island:
Asturias

Asturias

Reservations


Description

Its lovely apse and the elegant and varied sculpted decoration throughout the building are the most distinctive characteristics of this church.

Its architecture is in the typical Romanesque style of the churches in Asturias: a nave covered by a wooden roof, semicircular apse under a triumphal arch with a triple semicircular archivolt separated by a straight section with a cross vault. Baroque additions are also very common (17th century); in this case, the belfry and the large wooden portico protecting the two doorways.
The most interesting façade is the east, which has four semicircular splayed archivolts over columns and capitals, all with rich carved decorations featuring a variety of different plant, geometric, animal and historiated motifs, among others.
The inside of the apse is unique in Asturias and very rarely found in Romanesque art: two floors of continuous arcades adjoining the wall and running all around the perimeter.

Construction:
Church

Artistic period:
Romanesque

Practical information

Schedule

From Jun 01 to Sep 30
From Tuesday to Sunday
From 11:30 to 13:30
From 17:30 to 19:00


Closing days: Monday

From Oct 01 to May 31
From Tuesday to Saturday
From 11:30 to 13:30


Closing days: Monday

Prices

Admission free

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