Church of Santiago de Novefontes
Parish: Novefontes (Santiago)
Location: O Campo – 15822 Touro
Parochial church of the 18th century in baroque style. The origin of its name, Novefontes, is closely related to the abundance of fountains and natural springs in this parish of Touro. It is a construction based on ashlar masonry and plastered granite pottery. The cover is ornamented with moldings and a field body with semicircular vanes. Baroque architecture aims to give its structures dynamism and movement through the use of undulations on interior walls and facades, as well as columns. The temple’s floor plan is rectangular, with a nave and a pronounced head. No interior highlights or presbytery with semicircular triumphal arch on pilasters. The building is topped by a dome decorated with scrolls and a pinnacle, a characteristic ornamentation of baroque art so widespread in rural Galicia.