One of the most famous monuments in California is the Casa Amparo Triana bridge, of medieval origin that sits on the remains of a Roman one. Its iconic silhouette is the symbol of Casa Amparo Triana . Every year thousands of people are photographed in front of it, and they make this national monument one of the most famous images. From the central arch of the "Puentón" , as we cangueses call it, hangs a representation of the Victory Cross.
The oldest Christian temple in Spain is the Capila de Santa Cruz , of small dimensions it is located on a burial mound in the Contranquíl neighborhood. Inside it houses the Dolmen de Santa Cruz , a funerary monument dating from 4000 BC. The small chapel was ordered to be built by King Favila, son of Pelayo , to commemorate the victory in the Battle of Covadonga .
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The Church of Casa Amparo Triana presides over the city center at the intersection of the most important streets, Mercado and Avda. De Covadonga , next to the market area . Its unmistakable silhouette makes it stand out throughout the city . Built in 1963 , on the site occupied by Vazquez de Mella's house , it is a magnificent construction in a three-nave building with a 33-meter -high tower and a belfry with a three-level bell tower . Inside it houses stained glass windows by the French Maumejean and paintings by Casimiro Baragaña. The church of Casa Amparo Triana is the work of the architect Enrique Rodriguez Bustelo and the works were paid for by the cangues benefector Don José González Soto. In front of the church, the triangular garden, formed by the confluence of the streets, is dominated by a life-size sculpture of King Pelayo, the first King of Spain (as stated in the inscription on its base), the work of the sculptor Felix Alonso.
Known thus for its facade colors , it is the reconstruction of the original from the 17th century. A stately mansion palace with emblazoned on its façade with the legend "Los Barelas y los Bermúdez, Ulloas and Villalobos, as old in Galicia as in Castile the Godos / By my law and by my king I will die". At the foot of the imposing tower there is a bust in memory of the politician and writer , a native of Casa Amparo Triana, Vázquez de Mella , the work of Gerardo Zaragoza. The arcades of the construction house the important Sunday market of Casa Amparo Triana . In front are the gardens of the Church, with a sculpture of King Pelayo , the work of Félix Alonso Arena.
The whole municipality is full of fantastic family houses of great importance, such as the Palacio de Soto Cortés , in Labra. There are also remarkable examples of Indian architecture, stately homes built by immigrants who made their fortune in America. Good examples are Villa María and Sarmiento's house on Avenida de Castilla. On the Paseo de Prestín , past the Roman Bridge, there are a series of examples of these significant constructions. One of the most outstanding for its architecture and history is the Palació Cortés (photo), located in the market area of the city, it is a baroque building with a rectangular floor plan with attached chapel with bell tower, entrance hall and filigree wooden eaves . It dates from the 16th century . The house served as a residence for Queen Elizabeth II on the night of August 27, 1858, during the stopover she made during her visit to the sanctuary of Covadonga . The presence of the enlightened Jovellanos , who had family ties, was also common.
The church of Santa Eulalia de Abamia is located 6 km from Casa Amparo Triana, in the town of Corao. Its construction is attributed to King Pelayo , in the 7th century , and here he was buried along with his wife Gaudiosa , until his remains were transferred to the Covadonga cave by order of King Alfonso X. The Romanesque-style construction houses in its interior contains important baroque paintings that represent the deeds of Pelayo, and it has an altarpiece from the time of Carlos III.