Murias de Paredes

All the villages in Omaña Alta have parish churches with very significant altarpieces, almost all of them Baroque.

In Murias, visit the church dedicated to San Juan Bautista. The recently restored altarpiece has two sections and streets separated by Solomonic columns, with shafts decorated with bunches of grapes. In the centre, a beautiful image of the Virgin Mary dates from the late Romanesque period. On the right, you can also see the Virgin who once received devotees at the Puerto de la Magdalena hermitage.


Barrio de La Puente

The parish church of Barrio de la Puente is consecrated to the Immaculate Conception and was built in 1773. It has a fine Baroque altarpiece that housed several 12th century panels, which can now be seen in the León Cathedral Museum. Inside you can also see the Cristo Nazareno (Christ of Nazareth), which was formerly in the hermitage annexed to the church. In the church you can also see a canvas that shows the importance of this town on the Pilgrim’s Way to Santiago de Compostela.



Consecrated to Santa Maria, the church of Fasgar still conserves the richly decorated baroque altarpiece.



The parish church of Santa Marta shows you the rich altarpiece created in 1772 and loaded with striking reliefs, such as that of Charity, as well as the images of Santa Marina, San Miguel Arcángel, Santa Ágeda or Santa Apolonia.


Posada de Omaña

Visit the parish church dedicated to San Pedro in Posada de Omaña. Here, every 16th August since 1640, the brotherhood of San Roque has been handing out the traditional «bollas» of bread.



Church consecrated to Santa Marina. It housed a valuable carving of the «Christ of Torrecillo», which dates back to the 12th century and can now be admired in the Diocesan Museum of León.



One of the most admired pieces of the historical-artistic heritage of the whole region is the altarpiece of the church of this locality, whose construction dates back to the 17th century. Different scenes cover this altarpiece, such as the flight into Egypt, the resurrected Christ or Saint Anne, carrying the still child Virgin Mary in her arms, together with the image of Saint Michael the Archangel, patron saint of this temple.