Location: in the center of Tirgo, 10 kilometers away from Haro and 50 km from Logroño.
The church of El Salvador, in Tirgo, is a small temple from the late twelfth or early thirteenth century, constructed in late Romanesque style. It has a single nave covered by a barrel vault and a beautiful semicircular apse, provided with three windows, which is partially hidden outside by a sacristy added much later.
The temple has two Romanesque portals with archivolts, both decorated with plant motifs.
Highlights include the capitals of the apse, among which there’s the figure of a naked woman with two snakes on her sides sucking her breasts, representing lust. On one side of the church there are some remains of a stone wall dating from the same age, so it is believed that the temple could once be protected within a small enclosure.
The church was declared a national monument in 1969.