Church of Santa María de Seteventos


The Santa María de Seteventos church is a good example of Galician rural Romanesque from the end of the 12th century and beginning of the 13th century. Its origins, like many other religious buildings in the area, are probably linked with the Visigoth monastery established in the valleys of the rivers Miño and Sil in the early Middle Ages. The oldest references to this church date from 976 and link it to the monastery of Diomondi.


The church has a rectangular floor plan with one nave with a wooden ceiling, that ends in a rectangular apse, which is normal for the churches associated with the resettlement of the north of the Iberian Peninsula. It still has a triumphal arch on columns from the Romanesque period and a door with two sets of columns with capitals decorated with plant motifs.

The church's greatest asset is the set of 16th century murals that decorate the triumphal arch over the entrance to the main chapel, which show the Annunciation and the Final Judgement.

Santa María de Seteventos

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O Saviñao

27546 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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