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Church of San Salvador de Valdediós
Villaviciosa (Eastern Asturias)
Contact Address
33312 Valdediós (Villaviciosa)
670 242 372 Guía
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You can visit the Conventín of San Salvador only or visit it along with the Monastery. The joint ticket costs double.

  • 01/10 to 31/03:
    Tuesday to Sunday: 11:00am-1:00pm
    Closed on Monday.

    01/04 to 30/09
    Tuesday to Sunday: 11:00am-1:30pm and 4:30pm-7:00pm
    Closed on Monday.

    Complete visit, Conventín and Monastery: €3
    Conventín only: €1.50
    Children under 8: Free
    Children between 8 and 14, Conventín and/or Monastery: €1.25

    More than 25 adults, Conventín and Monastery: €2.50
    Groups of more than 25 adults, Conventín only or Monastery only: €1.25
    Children under 8 for Conventín and/or Monastery: Free
    Children between 8 and 14, Conventín and/or Monastery: €1.25

Along with various palatial buildings, the Church of San Salvador de Valdedios was ordered built by King Alfonso III.

It was consecrated in 893 by seven bishops, as stated on the tombstone that is still preserved in the south side chapel.

It has a basilica layout with three naves, a triple apse with small chapels, and two compartments adjoining the north and south walls that form the pseudo-transept on the outside.

At the west end of the church there are three compartments corresponding to those of the east end. Above the central compartment stands the royal gallery that directly receives the light from a mullioned window in the main façade.

The tall, narrow naves are separated by semi-circular arches on square pillars lacking any decoration, while the apse chapels are separated from the naves by semi-circular arches that rest on columns with capitals decorated with plant motifs.

All the interior spaces are vaulted and conserve important remains of murals.

Church of San Salvador de Valdediós