O Concello de Baños de Molgas organiza a VIII Anda
Location. Monte Medo. Parish of San Xoán de Vide Monument type. Religious. Interest: Architectural, historical-artistic, ethnographical and landscape. DatedCurrent structure built between: 1731-1768. Previous religious constructions: 9th and 15th centuries. Description. “Monte Medo” (Mount High) is situated in the middle of a plain at the foot of the Sierra de San Mamede. The sanctuary is in the Baroque and Neoclassical styles, surrounded by a wall which offers four doors to access the enclosure. The façade resembles a giant stone altarpiece. Built seven years prior, but in a similar style to the façade of the Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela in the Obradoiro square, with its altar and balcony designed with large crowds in the square in mind. Outside we find seven stone chapels of Via Crucis equidistant from each other. At the back of the complex, we find “A Carballa dos Milagres” (The Miracle Oak) with the “Fonte da Virxe” (Fountain of the Virgin). It is believed to be the the first hermitage dedicated to Santa or the Virgin, dating from the 9th century. From the back access door of the site, we encounter the remains of the former temple lantern, also Baroque, from the 17th century. Continuing towards the […]
Monte Medo. Parroquia de San Xoán de Vide.
Location. Santa Eufemia de Ambía. Parish of Santo Estevo de Ambía. Type of monument. High middle Ages Chapel. Interest: Architectural, artistic, historical and ethnographical. Dated. 9th century. Beginning of the High Medieval Period. Description. Pre-Romanesque style chapel from the 9th century with Mozarabic influences. Chronologically linked to two other chapels of the same style in the Province of Ourense: Santa Comba (village of Bande) and San Miguel (in the grounds of the current Monastery of San Rosendo in Celanova). Such a concentration of architectural heritage can be found in few places in the Iberian Peninsula. The chapel dates back to the beginning of the European Middle Ages, with peninsular peculiarities of style and influences of the Mozarabic culture. The floor plan is of a single nave with a rectangular apse. Three windows with two horseshoe arches are preserved, corresponding with the three inner chapels that were divided in the original nave, preserved at the base of the arches they formed. Inside are one altar stone with Roman origins (Roman Empire) and a crucified Christ wood-engraving of Medieval-Romanesque origins. Next to Santa Eufemia, from the time of Romanisation, is located a fountain called the “Fonte das Ninfas” (The Nymph Fountain) from […]
Parroquia de Santo Estevo de Ambía.
“Sartego” (sarcophagus) of the high medieval period, probably part of the noble family: “Señores de Ambia”. It was the place where their tower was. The “Sartego” (sarcophagus) is in a southwesterly path.
Suatorre, Vilameá, Baños de Molgas