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Collegiate Church of Our Lady of Covadonga
Cangas de Onís (Eastern Asturias)
Contact Address
985 846 035

Visits are possible if you talk to the nuns in the Retreat House, which is next door.

It dates from the 17th century.

The Collegiate Church of Covadonga is located in a square in the vicinity of the Basilica of Covadonga. The Collegiate Church of San Fernando occupies the left side of the square, while the front and right side are contemporary buildings.

The Collegiate Church of San Fernando dates from the 17th century, although it has been remodeled. It is rectangular in shape, divided into two floors around an inner courtyard. It has a tower at one end and a chapel occupying the side near the cave.

The materials employed in its construction are masonry in the walls and ashlar on the corners, imposts, enhancement of bays, etc. The central body has a gable roof while the tower has a tented roof with five slopes.

There is a straight arch doorway with mouldings in the main façade, flanked by two stone pilasters that extend to the top of the building. Above the door there is a balcony crowned by a pediment with a coat of arms.

The door provides access to the inner courtyard. The ground floor of the cloister comprises semicircular arches resting on square pillars. The upper floor rests on wood studs and has a banister. Two tombs difficult to date are preserved in the courtyard.

The walls of the square tower are very austere, interrupted only by imposts and the bays in its walls.

Collegiate Church of Our Lady of Covadonga