SANTA EULALIA DE BOVEDA
A town 16 km from Lugo, where a square underground building divided into three aisles covered by a
barrel vault was discovered. On the outer walls are preserved, although in bad condition, reliefs of what seem
to be dancing human figures. The interior is decorated
with frescos covering the vault and elsewhere with representations of birds, roosters, ducks, and doves.
The paintings and the building as a whole may date
from the end of the 3d c. A.D., or perhaps the 4th or
5th c. Eastern influences have been suggested. From a
fragment of a stele bearing an inscription and from the
fragment of the edge of a pool inside the building, it is
believed that this may have been a nymphaeum; the
waters in this area had a medicinal value.
M. Chamoso Lamas, “Sobre el origen
del Monumento soterrado de Sta. Eulalia de Bóveda
(Lugo),” Cuadernos de Estudios Gallegos 22 (1952)
231-51; M. G. Moreno, Misceláneas
I (1949) 415ff; H.
Schlunk, Sta. Eulalia de Bóveda, Das Siebenle Jahrzehnt
für A. Goldschmidt