Religious Architecture

In Lalín's municipality, mastery of the stone-cutters is reflected on religious architecture. Granite is the stone in which, throughout the centuries, the devotion of people is shown, as well as the great power of Church.

Religious art lovers will find small churches of the Romanesque Art and also impressive and solemn constructions as the neoclassic sanctuary of “Nuestra Señora do Corpiño”, in Losón. “Santa Baia de Palio” church will delight those who enjoy the simple lines of initial Romanesque works. In “Santa Baia de Donsión”, visitors will recognize baroque teachers´ works of the Santiago area. Just these two styles, Romanesque and baroque, are not only the most abundant but also the interesting ones.

Also there are interesting vestiges of Gothic period as "Santa Maria de Soutolongo", where we can admire its wall paintings and the sepulchers of “Señores de Des”.
The skillful stone-cutter has special importance in stone cross construction.

Stone cross, erected for diverse motives, has an important power and, just like legends say, if someone stays under them can not be forced to be a member of “Santa Compaña ", the mysterious soul procession that wander during Galician nigths. Whatever the validity of legends, stone cross are one of the religious elements more typical of this Community.

The most old-timer stone cross of municipality dates of 1675 but, nowadays, stone cross are also a identity symbol of our land.

Immersing in religious heritage of Lalin is to discover mythological animals figures, scallop shell, symbol of the Way of Saint James, or signs indicative of Order of the Temple that make your visit a fascinating experience full of little details to discover.