IGREXA PARROQUIAL DE SAN VICENTE DE POMBEIRO

Religious
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On the Way of St. James

Location

Parish: Pombeiro (San Vicente)

Place: O Priorato

27470  Pantón - Lugo

Coordinates:
42º 26' 52.9" N - 7º 42' 11.0" W

Description

As is the case with many other churches in the area, the temple dedicated to Saint Vincent of Pombeiro formed part, back in the 10th century, of a monastery of which only a few traces remain today. The church was constructed between the 12th and 13th centuries, although it underwent a number of reforms in later periods. Of basilica design, with three naves and three semicircular apses, its singular main entrance is set between two buttresses. Two pairs of columns support slightly pointed archivolts above a plain tympanum. The upper part has six arches decorated with human heads and geometric figures, which together form what is called a "guardalluvias" (rain protector) . The north and south walls also have interesting doors: the former is similar to the main entrance, whilst the one on the south wall is located below a decorated rose window.
The western façade has a circular tower, topped by a square bell tower protected by a small dome. By looking through a window in the north wall one can see inside the temple, which contains Renaissance and Baroque altarpieces, as well as the remains of ancient 15th century murals.

The Ways of St. James

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