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Collegiate Church Santa Maria la Mayor

The Collegiate Church of Santa María la Mayor de Salas, built by order of Archbishop Fernando de Valdés-Salas in the 16th century, stands out as an important example of religious architecture in Asturias. Initially conceived as a family pantheon, it was ceded to the town in 1894 by the Dukes of Alba, becoming a parish church. Its architectural style combines Gothic elements with Renaissance traces, being later added the bell tower and a side chapel.

Inside, the Collegiate Church houses valuable works of art, including the mausoleum of Archbishop Valdés-Salas, made by Pompeo Leoni in the sixteenth century, as well as the altarpieces of the main altar and the chapel of Malleza, sculpted in the seventeenth century by the workshop of Toro and Luis Fernandez de la Vega respectively. The artistic wealth of the Collegiate Church makes it an important point of cultural and religious interest in the region, attracting visitors interested in its history and heritage.


  • Address
    Av. de Galicia 2, Salas, Spain
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  • What to see
    Church altarpieces


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