Church of San Andres

The Church of San Andres is located at the Plaza de San Andres. It was built at the end of the 11th century and was finished very soon after it was started because the masons who worked on it wanted to have their own parish church. The church is one of the best examples of Romanesque art. It is thought that the stone cutters who worked on the apse came from Leon because of the sculptures found there. The church has medium sized dimensions with three naves and with doorways with columns and with blind arches. The central apse is much wider than the side apses. The western door is the main entrance to the church. The church has two similar doors on the southern side and the western side, with archivolts with rosettes. The columns of the apse have capitals with sculptures showing beasts and men. There are representations of wolves, lions, doves, and flowers.