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Church of Santa María (Celón)
Allande (Western Asturias)
Contact Address
Párroco de Pola de Allande. 33880 Celón
985 807 201



It can be visited inside during worship.

Iglesia de Santa María de Celón
  • Ecclesiastical
The church was restored in the 1980s.

Santa María de Celón clearly retains a Romanesque structure, but it has undergone major modifications over time. It has a single nave with a rectangular apse and chapel adjoining the north wall.

The church conserves two Romanesque portals, one on the south wall and one in the front façade, the latter constituting a fine example of the Romanesque style, with three semi-circular archivolts resting on two columns with decorated capitals.

The interior has a wooden ceiling, except for the chancel, which is covered with a pointed barrel vault. The chapel is separated from the nave by a slightly pointed triumphal arch, and the entire area of the apse and presbytery is decorated with murals dating from the 16th century.

Its outstanding elements include the smaller church bell dating from the 13th century, the second oldest preserved in Asturias, and the Romanesque sculpture of the Madonna and Child, dating from the 13th century, which presides the centre of the 18th century altarpiece. The Church of Santa María de Celón was restored in 1982 and 1986, the latter restoration being carried out by the Regional Ministry of Education, Culture and Sports.

It is credited as dating from the 9th century.

Church of Santa María (Celón)