Church of San Fiz de Cangas


The church used to belong to a Benedictine convent. Monastic life continued at San Fiz until renovation work began at the end of the 15th century, when the nuns of this order in Galicia were obliged to move to the convent of San Paio de Antealtares in Santiago.

It is a rustic and somewhat strange church as its original design subsequently underwent numerous alterations.

Inside, you will find 18th and 19th-century altarpieces, a statue of Don Rodrigo praying, a replica of a 14th century Calvary, which is now in the Museum of the Clarisas in Monforte de Lemos, and some interesting murals showing the martyrdom of Saint Sebastian.

Inside are many decorative motifs, all with a deeply symbolic meaning. On the western façade below the original bell tower is a door with a dentate archivolt supported on two jambs with figures of lions. The tympanum appears to be a star from a pre-Roman tomb. It is sculpted with a Greek cross and other symbols.

The church of San Fiz de Cangas was declared a national monument in 1981.

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San Fiz de Cangas Church

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San Fiz de Cangas


27437 Lugo

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The interior of the church is closed, and can only be accessed by contracting a visit with official guides.

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