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Iglesia de la Virgen Peregrina

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Address: Pontevedra, Spain
Phone Number: 986850814
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One of many of Pontevedra's architectural delights!

Our 2nd visit to the beautiful city of Pontevedra....whilst walking around this is one of the many lovely buildings, the small but intricately built Iglesia de la Virgin... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
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Bath, United Kingdom
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Bath, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Our 2nd visit to the beautiful city of Pontevedra....whilst walking around this is one of the many lovely buildings, the small but intricately built Iglesia de la Virgin Peregrina, with it many arches and columns topped with twin towers and the shrine to La Virgin Peregrina.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This place is the first part of the old city you reach if you are coming in from the train station (or from the Camino). It is a lovely tall church that is a lot more "beautiful" than the larger, plainer cathedral next to it.

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Pontevedra, Spain
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

+ why intimate? because it's a very small church + well-maintained church + sacred ambiance - pew painful and not comfortable for the back and knees, and I am only 36 years old. In Asia, they have the shoulder rest and the part where you kneel foamed. - if you want to pray and does not want to be disturbed,... More 

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Delray Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2016

This 18th century Baroque and neo-classical pilgrim chapel is built in the shape of a scallop shell! The interior is imposing, yet modest. Huge arcs arches carved in the shape of Doric columns and a large chandelier give way to a central shrine dedicated to la Virgen Peregrina. For 1 euro I walked up to the top of the rotunda... More 

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London
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2016

With everything or so we were told closed in Santiago Compostella we decided to drive down to Pontevedra. Saw a road sign suggesting a restaurant, found, parking was easy, the restaurant, hmmm. We walked the short distance to the city centre, came across the sign to the tourist office - see the photo, clearly they don't take tourism too seriously.... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2016

Pontevedra was a pleasant surprise on the Camino Portugese.The whole town had a lovely feel about it.I was sorry to leave again

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Morris Plains, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2016

This church was designed to serve pilgrims along the Camino. It's a great place to pray, and don't forget to note that the floor plan is in the shape of a scallop shell!

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Preston, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2016

The church is at the heart of the Pontevedra, where the old town meets the main shopping street and it's considered a meeting point for many. The church is both beautiful during the day and particularly at night. Worth a look inside too!

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Pontevedra, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2016

Amazing church dedicated to the Peregina Virgin. The shap is of a scallop and it has lots of curious details. All the lamps on the wall have scallops and it has holy water in a huge shell. There are some stairs and there is no access for people on wheelchair. If you come to Pontevedra, you shouldn't miss visiting it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2016

This is a lovely 'pilgrim' church, the floor plan of which is shaped like the traditional scallop. It's just outside the old quarter, on the camino route that comes up from Portugal. There are a couple of decent bars right behind it and the square in front of it is the centre of many of the town's events

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