Torres del Río

Torres del Río Place of interest


On the Pilgrim's Way, half-way between Los Arcos and Viana, stands Torres del Río. Part of it is high on a hill and the other part in a deep trough.It is a delightful village with steep and narrow streets containing large Baroque houses with decorative coats of arms. These are protected from on high by the church of San Andrés, a Gothic Renaissance building constructed over an earlier church.

At the bottom of the village, hidden between the tightly-packed houses, is a Romanesque jewel of the 12th century: the church of the Holy Sepulchre. Its octagonal layout evokes that of the basilica in Jerusalem, and it has always been closely linked to the Pilgrim's Way to Santiago. It contains a singular starred dome of Arabic origin.

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