Once in the valley, the Igrexa de San Xoán de Portomarín church was dismantled stone by stone in the 1960s and rebuilt at its present location. Reason: The valley was flooded, and is now filled by a water reservoir. But this is not the only thing that makes the structure so special: built in the late Romanesque style, it was designed both as a castle and as a church and therefore has architectural features of both styles.
April 14, 2016
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