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Santa María La Real, Piasca, Spain

Founded in the 10th century by members of the rule of San Fructuoso, a period from which the east wing of the cloister is still preserved, this church, mostly from the 12th century, is one of the masterpieces of Romanesque architecture in Cantabria and the Liébana Valley. In this monument, the roof was partially lifted in order to dismantle the corbels and metopes, which were restored in the workshop using dry cleaning techniques. Desalting and physical and structural consolidation was also carried out by repairing cracks and fissures with lime mortar. Provisionally, these elements were replaced by wooden pieces of identical dimensions for the protection of the apses of the temple, declared of cultural interest in 1930.