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Chapel of A Corticela...

  • Chapel of A Corticela

The Corticela, oratory founded on the s. IX, later belonging to the Benedictines of S. Martiño Pinario, is from ancient times parish for strangers and pilgrims. It was absorbed by the successive construction enlargements of the Cathedral.

It is accessed from the north arm of the transept, by crossing a walkway built in the s. XVIII. Built in granite masonry and covered with wood and tile, it has longitudinal shape divided into three naves. Romanesque facade with plain shaft columns and capitals with plant decoration, like the triple archivolt, in the tympanum relief of the Adoration of the Magi. Inside, on the north wall, the ensemble of Jesus in the Garden of Olives made up of polychrome granite (s. XV).
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