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Church of Santiago at Villazon

The church of Santiago de Villazón, located in the council of Salas, is an important landmark on the route of the Camino de Santiago and is being considered for inclusion in the Cultural Heritage Inventory of Asturias. Of medieval origin, possibly dating back to the 12th century, the church underwent a thorough renovation at the end of the 18th century, during which the orientation of its chevet was reversed. The recent restoration, financed by a generous donation, has allowed the architectural and artistic restoration of the temple.

Among its valuable pieces are a 13th century crucified Christ and a Romanesque carving of St. James the Apostle. It also houses a set of five altarpieces made by the same workshop, as well as a collection of imagery covering various stylistic periods. The church of Santiago de Villazón is an outstanding example of Asturian religious architecture and an important point of reference for pilgrims on the Primitive Way to Santiago de Compostela.

Image Courtesy GuiaVisualdelCaminoPrimitivo

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    Villazón, Asturias
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    13th century crucified Christ


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