—  Municipality  —
Entrance to the Sanctuary of Remedios

Coat of arms
Mondoñedo is located in Spain
Location in Spain
Coordinates: 43°25′41″N 7°21′46″W / 43.42806°N 7.36278°W / 43.42806; -7.36278Coordinates: 43°25′41″N 7°21′46″W / 43.42806°N 7.36278°W / 43.42806; -7.36278
Country Spain
Autonomous community Galicia
Province Lugo
Comarca Mariña Central
 - Mayor Orlando González Cruz
 - Total 142.66 km2 (55.1 sq mi)
Elevation 141 m (463 ft)
Population (2009)
 - Total 4,508
 - Density 31.6/km2 (81.8/sq mi)
Demonym Mindonienses
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 - Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 27740

Mondoñedo is a small town and municipality in the Galician province of Lugo, Spain. As of 2009, the town has a population of 4,508. Mondoñedo occupies a sheltered valley among the northern outliers of the Cantabrian Mountains.



After having been for nearly a century and a half in the hands of the Moors, Mondoñedo was recaptured by Ordoño I of Asturias in 858; and the Christian possession was made permanent by Alfonso III of León in 870. It was taken by surprise by the French in 1809 during the Napoleonic Wars.

The Galician Province of Mondoñedo disappeared in 1833 when all the seven provinces of Galicia were reduced to four, and the entire Province of Mondoñedo was first divided into two halves and later absorbed and assimilated into the existing provinces of Lugo and A Coruña.

Main sights

The town was declared a national cultural-historical site in 1985. Its main attraction is the Cathedral, begun in Romanesque style around 1230. It reflects an unusual mixture of styles: Gothic in the nave and the aisles, and Baroque in the its 18th century towers. The polychrome statue in the high altar, called Nuestra Señora la Inglesa (the English Madonna) was rescued from the St. Paul Cathedral in London during the Protestant Reformation of Henry VIII of England.

The Sanctuary of Remedios and the Hospital of San Pablo are both from the 16th century.

The Caves of King "Cintolo" ("Covas do Rei Cintolo") are also located in the outskirts of the town.

Sister cities

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