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Chapel of Santiagomendi (Astigarraga)

  • Exterior view of the chapel of Santiagomendi

Chapel of Santiagomendi (Astigarraga)

Located on top of the mountain of the same name (Mount San James). It is a modest, rectangular construction with a single nave and straight apse. Built in masonry, probably in the 13th century, it has several additions to the front and sides.


The front is topped with a belfry and bell. Inside holds an 18th century altarpiece with images of St Sebastian, St Christopher, Christ and St James on horseback brandishing a sword. Over the altar, once stood a magnificent alabaster carving of St James the Pilgrim, probably also from the 13th century, now in the custody of the diocesan museum.

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Type of resources:

Religious buildings

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Travesía de Santiago, s/n  - 20115  Astigarraga

Phone:   +34 943 335 050 (Town Council)Phone:  

+34 943 335 050 (Town Council)

Period :

13th century