Built in the last quarter of the 12th and in the early 13th centuries. Single vaulted nave, with two sections and a higher transept, a semicircular apse chapel and a straight stretch corresponding to the presbytery.

The structure and decoration of the apse and the two aedicule on both sides of the transept is remarkable. The iconography, both inside and outside, is one of the most personal, unusual and surprising of all the Burgos Romanesque edifices. Mysterious scenes, fantastic beings, original vegetal themes and diverse fabulous animals form part of a complex corpus of difficult interpretation.

Historical Data

Religious architecture
Predominant styles:
Historical Period:
Middle Ages


De la Iglesia. Barriolaza (Valle de Mena). 09589 Burgos.

More information

Tourist Office of Villasana de Mena


C/ Eladio Bustamante s/n. Villasana de Mena (Valle de Mena). 09580 Burgos.

Telephone: 947 141 341

Email: turismomena@valledemena.es

Website: http://www.turismovalledemena.es

Tourist Office Regional of Burgos


Pza. Alonso Martínez, 7. Burgos. 09003 Burgos.

Telephone: 947 203 125

Fax: 947 276 529

Email: oficinadeturismodeburgos@jcyl.es

Opening hours

  • Every day: book visit in advance


  • General: 1 €
  • Groups: 0.5 €