Monday, 3 August 2015

Church of San Juan, Santianes de Pravia

The church retains some of the pre-Romanesque windows built into the Romanesque walls. The original pre-Romanesque baptistry is virtually unique being square and set in the ground - the font is Romanesque. In both cases the water would have been poured over the person being baptised.

The west end has been restored in recent years, there is also a replica of a Visigothic panel. The base of a pillar from the original church is near the east end.

In the museum there are artefacts from the site as well as the fragment of the word-labrynth. The candlestick is enamelled and is believed to be from the 13th century.

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