Skip to content Skip to sidebar Skip to footer

Church of St Roman

The church of San Román de San Millán, located in the town of Durruma, Álava, is an architectural jewel with roots dating back to the 16th century. Built of ashlar stone, the church has the remains of Roman tombstones embedded in its walls, evidence of the ancient Roman “mansio” called Alba, near the road from Astorga to Bordeaux. The 16th-century rural portico, which houses a 13th-century doorway, and the striking square bell tower, lower than the rest of the building, stand out. The seventeenth-century altarpiece, enlarged a century later, and the thirteenth-century baptismal font with geometric decoration bear witness to the church’s rich artistic history.

Located on the route of the Pilgrim’s Road to Santiago de Compostela and the Pilgrim’s Road to Santiago de Compostela, the church of San Román is a place of historical passage. In its surroundings are the house of the Ordoñana family, the washhouse and the fountain of San Cristóbal, as well as a small wall with an ogival arch and the coat of arms of the Ordoñana family. The presence of an altarpiece of Santo Cristo in the portico and an 18th-century cemetery add layers of meaning to this fascinating place.

  • Address
    San Román de San Millán, Álava
  • Web
  • Visiting Hours
  • What to see
    Roman tombstones, baptismal font

This post is also available in: Español Italiano

Leave a Comment