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Basilica of Santa Maria

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Address: Avenida Santa Maria 24, 36002 Pontevedra, Spain
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+34 986 86 99 02

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Beautiful Altar and Entrance

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... read more

Reviewed 17 October 2016
Silver Spring, Maryland
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Silver Spring, Maryland
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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
London, United Kingdom
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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
Colts Neck, New Jersey
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276 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
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
Greater London, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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
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282 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
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
San Francisco, California
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137 reviews
57 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
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
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49 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
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
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
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
La Paz, Bolivia
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540 reviews
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Reviewed 17 June 2013

What I like the most at the Basilica Menor of Santa Maria la Mayor is the main portico, beautifully sculpted in stone, with no less than 30 carved figures sculpted by two major artists, Joao Nobre from Portugal and Cornielis from The Netherlands. The one representing the erudit Saint Jerome with spectacles is outstanding. This large church is without any... More 

1 Thank Gumucio
Derby, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 409 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 May 2013

Not entirely sure how much we liked this cathedral. It has some excellent stonework on the outside, particularly on the main facade, but the interior isn't that great. And the smell of damp was rather strong. It's a pity as Pontevedra is a great town, one of my favourites, and I'd wanted to like this cathedral more than I did.... More 

1 Thank madamedefarge

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