Basic details

Name: Santa Cristina de Lena
Description: It is an Asturian pre-Romanesque temple from the middle of the 9th century and it was declared World Heritage by UNESCO in 1985.
It is a simple construction, which doesn't mean that it is exempt of charm and elegance. In this buiding, it stands out the presence of the iconostasis, which is a structure composed of three archs on marble columns with chancel screens from the Visigothic period. It is also remarkable the complexity of the indoor area, organized by the social category of the attendees to the liturgical celebrations, and with the composition of the chevet in two heights and with the platform at the foot; the rich joint of the walls both in the inside and the outside, and the presence of a complex iconographic programme where the representation of animals and warriors by horse stands out.

NOTICE: In November, the access is only possible booking in advance.

Additional information

  • Type: Religious Architecture
  • Characteristics: Pre-Romanesque
  • Accessibility for disabled: Movement impairment
  • Opening dates: All year
  • Opening hours:
    • Mornings, from 11:00 to 13:00
    • Afternoon, from 16:30 to 18:00
    • Open on the days of the week:
      Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Per booking

Contact details


Palacio (Felgueras) 33637 Lena Felgueras


  • Iglesia prerrománica Sta Cristina de Lena
  • Iconostasis de Santa Cristina de Lena
  • Santa Cristina nevado
  • Santa Cristina de noche

Comments (3)

  • Ruisuko-icono
    ruisuko said on 29/09/2010 (17:50):

    Encontré un blog con bastantes fotos de este monumento...

  • Usr_35
    covadonga said on 26/02/2010 (14:56):

    Tienes razon, es pequeña, bonita y coqueta, me gusta, me he enamorado de su entorno, de su intarior y de su historia

  • Argon (Not registered) said on 19/11/2009 (00:38):

    Es toda una joya, hermosa y coqueta, luciendo empinada su belleza. Merece la pena dedicarle un tiempo,

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