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Basilica of Santa Maria

Avenida de Santa Maria 24, 36002 Pontevedra, Spain
+34 986869902
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Ranked #4 of 16 Attractions in Pontevedra
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Religious Sites
Traveler Description: Basilica of Santa Maria The Basilica of Santa Maria was built by the Pontevedra Seafarer's Guild in the 16th century. It is considered as one of the... more »
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San Francisco, California
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77 reviews 77 reviews
31 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 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.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014

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

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 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.

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La Paz, Bolivia
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184 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 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

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Derby, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 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

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2012

A very worth place to visit - beautiful architecture - a mixture between church and furtress, though not that impressive as Stantiago de Compostella, but also a must, if you are in Pontevedra.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2011

Very nice chapel, nestled on a hill, with a great view. Well worth visiting.

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