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Church of Santiago (Gobiendes)
Colunga (Eastern Asturias)
Contact Address
Parroquia de Sales. Gobiendes (Colunga)
985 869 043 Guardesa / 655 809 773
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Built in:

10th Century


Tickets available at the Sueve Range Interpretation Centre: 33342 Gobiendes - Colunga.

Further information:


  • Visits:

    01/04 a 15/04

    Saturdays: 14:00h. and 19:00h.

    Sundays and Holidays: 15:00h.

    16/04 a 17/06

    Friday: 18:00h.

    Saturdays: 14:00h. and 19:00h.

    Sundays and Holidays: 15:00h.

    Normal admission: €1.50

An outstanding example of late Pre-Romanesque.

Built in the 10th century and partially rebuilt in the 19th century, this Pre-Romanesque church has a basilica layout, divided into three naves and a triple apse.

At the west end of the nave, two compartments of the original portico are preserved, which are accessed through two brick-arch doorways.

The interior has a wooden ceiling, except the side chapels of the apse, which is covered with a barrel vault.

The naves are separated by small semi-circular brick arches that rest on square pillars. In east end, the columns are decorated with capitals with Asturian motifs: rope motifs and acanthus leaves.

From the Pre-Romanesque period it retains the mullioned window in the south wall, inscribed above which is the date of reconstruction, several capitals and the remains of another window.

The church was rebuilt in the 19th century, the results of which comprise the main chapel, the sacristy in the south wall, the body of the bell gable and the porch around the western and southern façades.

The Church of Santiago in Gobiendes was restored between 1985 and 1987 by the Government of the Principality of Asturias.

Church of Santiago (Gobiendes)