A sample of transition Romanesque, with a single nave covered by a barrel vault. The most interesting feature is the south front, the so-called 'Puerta del Perdón' (Gate of Forgiveness).

The Iglesia de Santiago dates from 1186, when the bishop of Astorga, Don Fernando, obtained a bull from the Pope allowing him to build a church.

Historical Data

Architecture:
Religious architecture
Construction:
Church
Predominant styles:
Romanesque
Historical Period:
Middle Ages

Address

Cº Santiago, s/n. Villafranca del Bierzo. 24500 León.

More information

Tourist Office of Villafranca del Bierzo

Address:

Avda Díez Ovelar, 10. Villafranca del Bierzo. 24500 León.

Telephone: 987 540 028

Email: turismo@villafrancadelbierzo.org

Website: http://www.villafrancadelbierzo.org/movil/index.php

Tourist Office Regional of León

Address:

Pza. de Regla, 2. León. 24003 León.

Telephone: 987 237 082

Fax: 987 273 391

Email: oficinadeturismodeleon@jcyl.es

Website: http://www.turismocastillayleon.com

Opening hours

  • Every day: book visit in advance

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