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The monastery of "San Martño de Xuvia," popularly known as "do
Couto" is the most representative
monument of Narón.
It was commissioned by the Count
of Traba considered by the dominus noster-monks in the twelfth century over the remains of the original temple, before the tenth century, probably from the ninth century. Its portico and the tower of the facade are subsequent to the eighteenth century.
It reaches its maximum splendor in the hands of the Cluny order monks Cluny order monks who settled here one of their little counties in Galicia, being the gentlemen of the settlement until the county was granted to the Andrade by Enrique II. This monastery became one of the principal of the Iberian Peninsula
It is preserved the Romanesque church, dated from the XII-XIII, which is currently in repairs and maintenance.
The Romanesque temple has a basilical plant with three naves closed in their respective semicircular plant apses.
The principal nave is separated of the sides by large pillars of columns
with carved capitals, on which rest semicircular arches.
Some restoration work carried out over thirty years ago discovered several medieval tombs. Of these tombs only survive the one of the knight Rodrigo Esquio, dated in the late of the fifteenth century
To "San Martiño de Xuvia" came to withdraw children of kings and nobility of character.
Inside the church can be gazed a collection of over fifty capitals and canecillos, with plant figures, monsters and allegories to the underworld, of Compostelan style.