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The exterior of the church is covered with shells. It’s unfortunate that people have felt the need... read more

Reviewed April 17, 2018
lcb5310
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Raleigh, North Carolina
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Picturesque tiny chapel

Picturesque tiny chapel covered with white scallop shells!!! I'd never seem something like this... read more

Reviewed July 4, 2017
NuriaHarket59
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Tarragona, Spain
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The building is covered all over by scallop shells, impressively done. If you visit Isle de la Toja; this is the one and only place to visit, besides casino and beaches.

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank PeaQubed
Reviewed September 16, 2018

The scallop shell covered exterior is interesting and the church is pretty but it does not take long to visit

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Kenshare
Reviewed August 27, 2018

Unique and definitely worth a stop if you're in this area - the church is entirely covered in scallop shells, such as are the symbol for the Camino de Santiago

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Thirst-Aid
Reviewed April 17, 2018 via mobile

The exterior of the church is covered with shells. It’s unfortunate that people have felt the need to leave messages on them but from a distance you cannot see the graffiti. We were told that the king of Spain was married in this church. It’s...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank lcb5310
Reviewed April 13, 2018 via mobile

I didn't get a chance to go in but it was beautiful from the outside, even in the rain. I would go again to look inside. Beautiful pavements around the area.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank SistaBless
Reviewed July 4, 2017

Picturesque tiny chapel covered with white scallop shells!!! I'd never seem something like this before. You can easily walk from O Grove to La Toja, but getting to the chapel can be a little cumbersome because you're harrassed non-stop by women who sell necklaces, bracelets...More

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank NuriaHarket59
Reviewed March 18, 2017

Small but attractive church all covered outside with seashells. Probably you will need 15-20 minutes maximum to see it, but the impressions will last the rest of your life.

Date of experience: August 2016
Thank 245olegv
Reviewed September 20, 2016

The church exterior walls are covered in shells which makes it very unusual. The interior is worth a look.

Date of experience: September 2016
Thank Tallis
Reviewed August 23, 2016

This is a little church covered in shells, really is something interesting to see. The one thing I didn't like was that people have graffitied on the shells :(

Date of experience: August 2016
Thank Becky T
Reviewed August 23, 2016

If visiting O Grove there is a bridge connecting La Toja where the main attraction, apart from the expensive hotels and villas, is the Ermita de San Sebastian made with white shells. Good photo opportunities! Parking could be a challenge during busy times and a...More

Date of experience: July 2016
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