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Basilica of Santa Maria

Avenida Santa Maria 24, 36002 Pontevedra, Spain
+34 986 86 99 02
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Pontvedra's 'cathedral'

A church built on the pennies of mariners. Less fancy than the other 4 large churches in or near... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Colin D
Must see on the Camino

We visited here to get our Camino credentials stamped and to spend some time looking around. It was... read more

Reviewed 23 May 2017
Melbourne, Australia
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Avenida Santa Maria 24, 36002 Pontevedra, Spain
+34 986 86 99 02
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Reviewed 6 days ago

A church built on the pennies of mariners. Less fancy than the other 4 large churches in or near the city's old quarter but just as worth a visit, even for atheists like me. Nice stone carvings of biblical scenes, inter alia. Separate museum/treasury. Serves...More

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Reviewed 23 May 2017 via mobile

We visited here to get our Camino credentials stamped and to spend some time looking around. It was an annual feast day when we visited and the place was very busy. We came back the next day to spend a bit more time looking around.If...More

Thank BigRuss1213
Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

The Basilica is just a short walk from the Plaza Espana parking garage. The altar is lovely and not too elaborate. Although you enter by the side go out the front entrance to see some wonderful stone carving at the entrance. Definitely worth the visit.

1  Thank areview28
Reviewed 16 October 2016

A beautiful and historic church in Pontevedra. No photos allowed inside (as per the many many signs) but that didn't stop the vast majority of tourists sadly. Well worth a visit if you are in the area.

1  Thank The_jagis
Reviewed 30 September 2016

Beautiful little church by European standards but truly a gem. Worth a few minutes. Easy walk from town center.

1  Thank jjflan
Reviewed 21 September 2016

lovely architecture , managed to get in from the doors on the side. The ladies very polite, they sell beautiful rosaries , bracelets

1  Thank 48josiane
Reviewed 18 September 2016

An interesting building with some unusual features. The church was locked but we could get as far as the glass door to see the chancel and nave etc. There were no gins to give an indication of opening times.

1  Thank Tallis
Reviewed 13 July 2014

Right on the Camino so you must stop to light a candle and receive a stamp for your Pilgrim's passport. Very nice walk up and the church is huge. So glad is stopped to see it.

2  Thank Laura F
Reviewed 5 January 2014

Lovely church, service very prompt. Rainy, windy, and cold out, a bit damp inside, but the seat warmers were a nice surprise.

1  Thank catriona120
Reviewed 30 December 2013

Pontevedra is packed with beautiful religious buildings and churches made of stone with extraordinary surroundings that invites to strolls and stop to have an appetitive and an albarino wine.

1  Thank Kiti3
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