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Church of Saint Adrian of Tuñón
Iglesia de Santo Adriano de Tuñón (Spanish)
Basic information
Location Spain Santo Adriano, Spain
Geographic coordinates 43°17′29.9″N 5°58′49.9″W / 43.291639°N 5.980528°W / 43.291639; -5.980528Coordinates: 43°17′29.9″N 5°58′49.9″W / 43.291639°N 5.980528°W / 43.291639; -5.980528
Affiliation Roman Catholic
Province Asturias
Year consecrated 891
Ecclesiastical status Church
Architectural description
Architectural type Church
Architectural style Pre-Romanesque
Specifications
Length 14 metres (46 ft)
Width 10 metres (33 ft) [1]

The Church of Saint Adrian of Tuñón (Spanish: Iglesia de Santo Adriano de Tuñón) is a Roman Catholic pre-romanesque church, located in the village of Tuñón, Asturias dedicated to Saint Adrian.

The church is located on the bank of the River Trubia, next to an old Roman road. Founded on January 24, 891, by Alfonso III of Asturias and his wife Jimena of Navarra as a monastery church, it went through large transformations at the beginnings of the twelfth century. It was declared Spanish national monument in June 1931.

Architecture

The church stands on a classic basilica ground plan, although in the 17th and 18th centuries it was extended with a nave structure at the western end, and a bell gable. The al fresco paintings in this church are the only remains of Mozarabic painters' work in an Asturian art workshop.

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