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Muño Vandilaz & Pedro Díaz

A same-sex marriage between the two men, Pedro Díaz and Muño Vandilaz, occurred on April 16, 1061, in the Galician municipality of Rairiz de Veiga in Spain.

A priest at a small chapel married them. The historic documents about the church wedding were found at Monastery of San Salvador de Celanova. St. Rudesind (San Rosendo) founded the once wealthy abbey of Benedictines in 936.

The jewel of the complex is the small Mozarabic chapel of San Miguel, dating from 942. It is located near Allariz and 14 miles (23 km) from Ourense. In the garden is one of the oldest chapels in Spain, built before 973. In the abbey church, are the ancient sepulchers of Ilduara and Adosinda, the mother and sister of the founder, who was buried in a sepulcher supported on four pillars, and constructed after the fashion of that of San Torcuato, one of the companions of Santiago. The Christians, at the Moorish invasion, deposited his body at Santa Coinba, 10 miles (16 km) away. Being near the frontier, some Portuguese carried it off and brought it to Celanova, whose bells began to ring of their own accord.


Monastery of San Salvador de Celanova

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