Index of files of monuments
Visigoth - 7th Century - Pontevedra
Unknown until 1926 when it was discovered under several layers of lime, situated as an arch of access to the presbytery in the ancient church of San Juan, on which the “Votive Temple of the Sea” was built between 1932 and 1937. There is no previous reference to the church from which this magnificent preromanic arch was conserved, which links with the wide set of horseshoe arches that exist in Galicia.
Visigoth - 6th Century - Granada
Visigoth - 6th Century - Murcia
It has a basilical plan with three naves separated by arches upon columns and a single semicircular apse. It had an attached circular baptistry with a round pool. The construction technique is a very poor one but remnants of a rich decoration of inner doors with geometrical drawings, columns with secant circles, wreathed pilasters, …
Visigoth - 6th Century - Lérida
Settlement occupied between the 5th and 8th centuries where, inside a village of stone houses, there is a Paleochristian basilica with three naves separated by columns with an apse with two funerary side chapels, a baptistery with a small pool for baptism by immersion with a Visigoth-era canopy, and a necropolis in and around the church. Visigothic coins from Egica, Akhila and Witiza have been found in the excavations. It seems that the whole set caught fire in the early S. VIII and was abandoned.
Visigoth - 6th Century - Cuenca
Remains of the largest Visigothic church ever known have been found in the ruins of the Roman city of Segóbriga It was of basilical type with an elongated pseudo crossing with the shape of “tau”. It was dismantled during the restoration of the Monastey of Uclés and only the studies of the excavation in the 18th century and a few remnants of the decoration have survived.
Visigoth - 6th Century - Caceres
It has a square basilical plan of 15 metres by side with three naves separated by six columns and two opposed apses, both unattached, with prolonged semicircular shape. It was totally surounded by a set of small compartments that suggest it was built by African monks.
Visigoth - 6th Century - Albacete
Visigoth - 6th Century - Córdoba
It has a basilical plan of 19 x 13 m, with three naves separted by rectangular supports and two opposed apses that connect on the southern side with another extended building, also with a double apse that contained an oval baptismal font. There was also a lateral portico in the northern side. It seems it was further used after the Arab invasion.
Visigoth - 5th Century - Baleares
Very similar to Torrello’s with a basilical plan with three naves and a square apse with two small lateral compartments. Here also the most interesting thing are the mosaics, very naturalist and fanciful, with drawings of flowers, plants and animals. Part of those have been preserved in the basilic an specially in the Museum of Mahón.
Visigoth - 6th Century - Alicante
Excavated in 1905 in Alcúdia de Elche, it has also been considered as a sinagogue of the 4th century. It consists of an apse nave of 11 x 8 m facing from east to west and paved with mosaics in blue, white, pink and yellow. Almost the whole decoration of the nave, divided by friezes in three decorative sections, is geometrical and floral with Greek inscriptions.
Visigoth - 5th Century - Baleares
A basilical plan with three naves and three apses, the central one with a nartex and two annexes. It seems it had an external baptistry that was later transferred to the left apse where there is a monolithical, cylindrical baptismal font with the shape of a cross. There was a door to each nave within the portico. No mosaics nor decoration have been found, but the construction is of great quality.
Visigoth - 5th Century, 6th Century - Baleares
It has a basilical plan with three naves separated by a square central apse. The baptistry, with a four lobed baptismal font, was placed in front of the facade. From the rests of the decoration, the mosaics are remarkable for their quality and motifs: floral and geometrical, most certainly inspired in North African or Tarragona models.
Visigoth - 5th Century - Baleares
With a basilical plan of 24 x 10 m, with three naves separated by rectangular supports and a square. Most interesting in this monument are the mosaics that have been found: a rectangle around the space of the altar and a krater with a peacock on each side in the presbytery decorated with grapes and birds, two lions confronted with a palm tree in the middle of the shrine and geometrical motifs in the nave.
Visigoth - Siglo IV - Alto Alentejo
It consists of a building divided in two parts, each one with two opposed apses, one with three naves and the other one with just one that covers the complete width, where there is also an attached rectangular baptistry on the northern side with attached compartments. Obviously designed and built as an homogeneous ensemble.
Visigoth - 6th Century - Málaga
Visigoth - 5th Century - Barcelona
Partially buried under the left side of the gothic cathedral, remains of an Early Christian cathedral and an octogonal baptistry have been excavated. From the building that faces northeast we only know a part of its three naves of very irregular shape where two sarcophagus and remnants of paintings in Roman style have been found.
Visigoth - 4th and 5th centuries - Caceres
Located upon part of the theatre, it is a two nave building separated by a wall that connects each other through a lateral door, and two apses of the same width as the naves. Part of the pavement has been preserved with geometrical drawings and paintings on thw walls with heathen motifs. Apparently it was later turned into two attached churches.
Visigoth - Siglo IV - Gerona
Within the rests of an ancient Roman villa, we find those of a basilical construction with two naves, with an apse with semicircular shape internally and rectangular outside, that leaves two chambers between them. It has not been posible to determine whether it is an Early Christian basilic or an old building of Roman times reutilised later.
Visigoth - 7th Century - Barcelona
Tarrasa, the ancient Egara, was episcopal see in the Visigothic period, between 450 and 711. This ensemble of three churches, the cathedral dedicated to Virgin Mary, the baptistry to St. Michael and the parrish church to St. Peter, was traditional with the bishoprics of that period so, although they have been built upon rests of previous constructions and partly rebuilt in the Romanesque period, they are considered to belong to the period when it was a bishopric.
Visigoth - 7th Century - Palencia
It is under the cathedral of Palencia to which it gave rise. It seems it formed part of a larger construction, possibly with a double apse similar to the mausoleum of La Alberca. At present it consists of three irregular sections connected with large horseshoe arches that spring out from the floor. The last section is blocked by a wall behind three little arches upon columns with capitals and Visigothic cymatiums.