- Year of past OR future Camino
San Olav/CF ('16)
Thank you for posting this photo, @jungleboy ! It really gives a sense of the place.we have not talked about the Cámara Santa in this thread yet, and we should because it's amazing
(I love that window, BTW, simple beauty.)
This ermita (below) would certainly qualify timing-wise as generically Pre-Romanesque. But I can't find any details about it. Anyone know it?
I wonder if the Ermita of San Bartolomeo in Caborredondo in Cantabria (on the del Norte) would qualify? It is a 9th century rectangular church in the middle of the pueblo. I do not know if it be still in use, even at fiestas.
And...this topic is an endlessly opening nested box...looking around I found this page on the site that I referred to in my list and that @Rebekah Scott told us about a while ago. It's a huge site, so there's lots to find, and lots one could easly miss:
We propose a three day long trip to visit the most interesting monuments of the Asturian Pre Romanesque art and three first churches of resettlement in Cantabria.
On the Lebaniego:
SANTA MARÍA DE LEBEÑA
Cillorigo de Liébana
Built during the first third of the 10th century, possibly by Mozarabic monks, it is a church with a Greek cross shaped plan, with the entrance on the southern side, three apses and two compartments at each side of the main nave, for what it looks like a basilical plan. The inside is highly original, completely vaulted with pillars with attached columns and capitals of great quality. It is one of the most important works in Mozarabic art.
Near the Olvidado? A Mozarabic gem— look at this gorgeous arch!:
About the latter, also:
SAN ROMÁN DE MOROSO
This small hermitage, of which there are not any documentary references until 1119 and that was until recently in dilapidated conditions, is located near Bostronizo. Built in very regular stone bond, it consists of a single nave and an apse, separated by a beautiful very pronounced horseshoe arch.The lobe modillions of the roof, heavily decorated, are also very interesting.