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Architectural Heritage

Suances has a wide historical and artistic content: churches, chapels, remains of some towers, country houses... They all reveal the presence of many different cultures, such as the Roman Blendium, medieval lords, etc.

 

RELIGIOUS ARCHITECTURE

According to Javier Gómez Martínez’s studies, all religious buildings in Suances share a common feature: they all follow a Spanish Gothic style.

Iglesia Parroquial de Suances

The church of Suances began to be built between 1600 and 1610. It has a niche for religious images and two side chapels. In 1705 the nave and the main chapel were joined so that it gained height in order to have a barrel vault.

The church of Tagle began to be built in 1685 as an attempt to imitate the previous one.

The church of Puente Avíos has many Gothic features, even though this style was already declining when it was built in 1664. Unlike the previous ones, this church was built at one time.

The church of Ongayo was built between 1728 and 1733. It has a niche for religious images and its tower is in the nave, instead of being attached to the gable end.

Iglesia HinojedoThe church of Hinojedo began to be built at the same time as the one in Suances (1600-1610), but it was finished soon, as this project one was not so ambitious. It is a sober modular composition.

 The church of Cortiguera was built at the end of the 18th century but it has Gothic elements such as a bell gable and diagonal arch ribs. It has a dome-shaped structure and a classical façade.

Iglesia Cortiguera

Capilla y Bolera en Cortiguera

As regards the chapels, they were all built between the 17th and the 18th centuries. They are all homogeneous: a square enclosure, open only to the South side, the altar in the North, two wind bracing structures protecting the entrance and a bell gable in the South façade.

 

CIVIL ARCHITECTURE

Suances and its towns preserve many historical buildings:

 Suances:

  • Polanco family home (17th -18th century)
  • Remains of the defensive walls in Punta del Torco (17th century)
  • Town Hall (end of 19th century)
  • San José School (1903)
  • Castle of Florencio Ceruti (1904)
  • Fernández Celaya family home (20th century)
  • Quinta del Amo (20th century)

 

El Torco El Torco Ayuntamiento Colegio San José
El Torco El Torco Casa Ayuntamiento Colegio San José

 

 Hinojedo

  •  Arce family home (17th century)
  • Velarde family home (18th century)
  • Sala mil (17th century)
  • La Lastra mill (17th century)

Cortiguera

  •  González Barreda family home (18th century)
  • Espino mill (18th century)

Puente Avíos

  • Quirós family home and chapel (16th - 17th century)

Tagle

  • Tower of San Telmo (16th century)