Travel Safe

Advice for travelling safely Latest news

Church of El Salvador (Luesia)



This sturdy and solid church was part of the structure of the town's castle, and has surprisingly delicate carvings on both its doors.

It was built in the Romanesque style in the 11th-12th centuries. It comprises a nave with a triple semicircular apse, which was possibly part of the fortress's defence system –the remains of the medieval castle stand beside it– and a double crypt (last quarter of the 11th century). The structure and the interior were thoroughly refurbished in the 16th century. The naves and apses were extended and new star-shaped cross vaults were built. However the truly outstanding elements are the two magnificent Romanesque doorways (late 12th century), and particularly the main one. It has seven semicircular archivolts resting on their respective capitals carved with historiated motifs, while the tympanum is dedicated to 'Maiestas Domini' and the symbol of the Tetramorph.

Church of El Salvador (Luesia)

C/La Iglesia, s/n.

50619  Luesia, Zaragoza  (Aragón)