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worth the short walk

We did not go inside, but the leaning walls outside are quite fascinating. The church grounds are... read more

Reviewed May 28, 2018
Portland, Oregon
An impressive and exalted secret place

It was built in the 12th century on the outskirts of the city. Even under the arcades, it's... read more

Reviewed October 1, 2017
Berlin, Germany
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May 28, 2018
“worth the short walk”
Oct 1, 2017
“An impressive and exalted secret place”
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Plaza de la Colegiata de Sar, 15705, Santiago de Compostela, Spain
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Reviewed May 28, 2018

We did not go inside, but the leaning walls outside are quite fascinating. The church grounds are small but quite pleasant to wander. Our hotel host recommended this as a short walk from our hotel, and he gave us some of its history.

Thank TJandTR
Reviewed October 1, 2017

It was built in the 12th century on the outskirts of the city. Even under the arcades, it's wonderful to walk around, but the cozy garden and the interior of the church are literally heavenly. The interior lighting comes from the side openings and the...More

Reviewed August 12, 2017

The crowds in Santiago can be a bit overwhelming in July. I was looking for something more peaceful to do and walked down to this lovely jewel of architecture. It is well worth the visit, and mass is offered in the church if you would...More

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Reviewed July 3, 2017

Free car park, away from the old town hustle and bustle. The first striking thing about this is the leaning wall being supported by the newer buttress. There's a peaceful garden at the back with a play area for children.

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Reviewed June 21, 2017

A lovely church - a group of us went & thoroughly enjoy it. Very interesting, the architecture was superb.

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Reviewed December 29, 2016

we drove about an hour and a half from vigo to visit it was very beautiful.Lots of tourists but did seem overcrowded plenty of great restaurants around as well definitely a must see if you are in Vigo

Thank Tim C
Reviewed October 20, 2016

There is a very holy presence in this church and it is worth the time to seek it out. The rounded arches and clear glass windows allow you to transcend.

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Reviewed July 6, 2016

Interesting 12th century church situated outside the city center en-route (if walking) to the hilltop Cidade da Cultura de Galicia. Its most notable feature are its massive 18th century buttresses that are literally holding up this church.

Thank backpacker31
Reviewed March 23, 2016

Sta Maria del Sar is the oldest church in Santiago, and its odd proportions (it's sinking on one side) give the darksome old place a wacky charm. The cloister garden is beautifully kept, an island of quiet in a busy part of the city; the...More

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Reviewed October 21, 2014

The church was built on the banks of the river SAR in 1136. The builder tried a new design which a 3 aisle nave. this in and of itself is not unusual. What was unorthodox was that the height of all three aisles was identical....More

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