St. Mammes’ Church

Carretera de Palmés, 62, 32981

This 13th-century parish church in Palmés was originally linked to the now lost monastery of St. Columba in Naves.

The first references to St. Mammes’ church, in the village of Palmés, link it to the neighbouring Benedictine monastery of St. Columba in Naves, now in ruins. Its origin can be dated to the early 13th century.

In the 19th century, a profound remodeling of the church was undertaken, which largely eliminated the Romanesque parts. Some elements were reused, displacing them from their original location. Thus, vestiges are preserved on the southern and northern facades, with corbels of geometric, vegetal or figurative motifs. Pieces of checkered decoration are also seen on the cornice.