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Church of San Tirso el Real
Oviedo (Central Asturias)
Contact Address
Pza. de Alfonso II. 33003 Oviedo
985 220 702
Built in:

9th Century

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Founded in the 9th century, it underwent successive renovations in the 12th, 16th, 18th and 20th centuries.

Of the original Pre-Romanesque building it only retains the top of the front wall, made of ashlar, with medallions at the ends of the eaves, and the gable roof. It has a mullioned window with three bays formed by three semi-circular brick arches on four small marble columns with Roman-type capitals framed by an alfiz formed by a molding.

Two stones with a hole in the centre jut out on either side above this window. They probably served as hinges for the doors that closed the window.

The church has three naves separated by square pillars supporting semi-circular and pointed arches. The central nave is covered with ribbed groin vaulting and the aisles with barrel vaulting with lunettes.

The side Gospel Chapel, covered with groin vaulting, dates from the late 16th century and the Epistle Chapel, from the 18th century.

Church of San Tirso el Real