Santo Estevo de Atán Church
Churches of Atán, San Fiz, Pombeiro, Eiré:
you are miracles erected by faith!-And look always to the infinity.
The church is on the west bank of the river Miño. Its history is linked with Bishop Odoario’s resettlement in the 8th century and a monastic enclave.
It was built at the beginning of the 8th century, although archaeological studies conducted at the end of the 20th century refer to several buildings that formed the basis of the current church. The remains of pre-Roman stones that have been preserved and are now in the bell tower are evidence that there was a previous building.
The church has a single, rectangular nave with a gable roof and a rectangular apse. It retains important decorative sculptures in the corbels and capitals, as well as many quarry marks.
The decorative elements on the north and west doors, common to other churches in the Ribeira Sacra, are linked to the tradition of Maestro Mateo.
Inside, some 15th and 16th century murals have been preserved.
The church was declared a national monument in 1975.
Santo Estevo de Atán
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