Románico Atlántico
Home / The project / Adeganha

Igreja de Santiago Maior

Adeganha - Bragança

With exception to the Romanesque East end, the rest of the church was built between the 16th and 18th centuries.  It has a single longitudinal nave, rectangular East end both covered in wood.  The main façade is completed with a belfry with two openings decorated with pearls.  The doorway has a pointed arch with chevron decoration and two lower reliefs.  One of them represents Nativity and the other is a person with a jug.  The church conserves two other doorways: one on the north wall with three arcosoliums and an etched figure of a monk and the other one on the south side.

The triumphal arch is decorated with mural paintings from the 15th and 16th centuries.  It separates the nave from the East end.  An image of Saint James and Saint Christopher are found in the main chancel.  The lateral altarpieces are Baroque and date back to the 17th century.  The main altarpiece is covered by wood with coffers.  You can walk around the altarpiece to observe the mural paintings on the wall.  Two pictorial boards are conserved in the interior.  One shows Saint Lawrence the Martyr and one of Saint Martin sharing his cape with a beggar: a symbol of charity.



Románico Atlántico
Junta de Castilla y LeónFundación Iberdrola EspañaGoverno de PortugalFundación Santa María la Real del patrimonio históricoDiócesis de SalamancaDiócesis de ZamoraDiócesis  de AstorgaDiócesis de Ciudad Rodrigo