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PESAGUERO

ROMANESQUE CHURCH OF CALOCA

In the village of Caloca there´s a Romanesque church under the name of "Nuestra Señora de La Asunción". It is on a hill, protecting the village on the west, on a place called "Collado de Andilejos". The church is made up of a single nave, and the most outstanding thing outside is the main door and its bullrush, as well as the "canecillos", which take us to the Roman times.

On the main door the entrance arch has 3 columns on each side, with capitals and 3 archivolts; the outside one has a diamond ending and the rest are of "baquetón". There is no true knowledge about the date in which the church was built. Nevertheless, on the entrance arch, we can read some letters, with a date written among them. "Año MIIC consagrose esta iglesia". So it could have been built in 1818. The bullrush is Romanesque, with two low troneras and a tall one; the low ones have double barrel arches, capitals, and archivolts and still preserving some of the shafts. The "canecillos" cover he whole of the church´s outside. Inside, there´s a chapel with an annular vault, where the old baptism pile used to be. The pointed arches remind of those on the old churches in the valley of Valdeprado, Pesaguero or Avellanedo.

Since 1991 no ordinary masses are celebrated, as these take place at the hermitage of "La Inmaculada". In an ordinance from the 24th of June of 1996, the regional administration in Cantabria declared the church of Caloca as a "Cultural Interest Good" with monument category.

Monuments:
CABEZÓN | CAMALEÑO | CILLORIGO | PESAGUERO | POTES | VEGA

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