Esglesia de Santa Maria
Esglesia de Santa Maria
4.5

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Milena T
2 contributions
Jun 2023 • Couples
Lovely barroco's art! It was near our hotel. Lovely cats over there! We went there to aprecciate the old architecture and see how religion was represented over this time. The entry was amazing! You can see Jesus everywhere. Also there's a confess room where you go with no shoes because it's a holy place. Silent and dark church.
Written June 13, 2023
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simon nunis
Singapore77 contributions
Mar 2019 • Couples
this was not a planned visit. we were just walking around the small town of Cadaqués and stumbled on this church. we walked in casually not expecting much but was completely awestruck by what we saw when we entered. this altar was both large in size and in splendour, especially when it is fully lit by the many spotlights. there were many smaller altars left and right of the main nave as expected in a gothic design church. as a tip...remember to turn around after viewing the main altar and look at the choir loft! definitely recommended!
Written March 13, 2019
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Lucy H
Norfolk UK233 contributions
Oct 2018 • Couples
Quite a climb through the narrow streets of Cadaques. But on tentatively opening the door to this stunning church I was totally dumbstruck.
What an amazing altar, and all the pictures and relligous icons all around it.
We love visiting all holy churches and cathedrals whenever we travel. Having not read anything about this one we only climbed the steps because we could see it so clearly from far away.
It looked so uninteresting from a distance that we had no idea how stunning it would turn out to be inside. A true 'Wow'

The views across the bay and surrounds from the top are also very pretty and well worth a few photos
Written October 14, 2018
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Elisabeth R
Geneva, Geneve, Switzerland99 contributions
Oct 2018 • Couples
The altarpiece is beautiful with many statues and covers all the back wall of the church. There was music played (guitar) and this was bringing a lot of peace and serenity in that church. It’s worth visiting slowly and discover the stained glass windows and the small chapels.
Written October 9, 2018
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soulsound97
Lincoln19 contributions
May 2012 • Couples
A plain white stone church overlooking the bay od Cadaques, but how surprising to walk in! An interior that takes the breath away. The golden, spiritual treasurehouse has infused Dali's work and that of other artists. A must-see.
Written July 10, 2012
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DaveIndy
Indianapolis, IN117 contributions
May 2012 • Couples
Cadaques gets rave reviews in the guidebooks, but it is difficult and time-consuming getting there, along winding mountain roads, and we found the town a disappointment. The church (Esglesia de Santa Maria) was closed for cleaning or repairs, so we couldn't go in. In the town itself, the beach is small and rocky; the town commercial and touristy. It is very picturesque, but more from a distance than up close. There are many prettier, more pleasant and more accessible towns and beaches along the Costa Brava, like Calella de Palafrugell and, especially, Tossa de Mar.
Written May 22, 2012
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wirelessbob
Raleigh, NC90 contributions
Jul 2021
Nice view from the top of the Esglesia. That made it worth the hike. The inside was dark and unlike other reviewers, I was not particularly impressed. But I would go back up just to get some photos of the lovely town in the afternoon.
Written July 25, 2021
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Juan Diez Canedo Jaime
Mexico City, Mexico77 contributions
Jun 2019
Its a pretty easy walk to get there if you are staying in Cadaques. Don't go there if its the only thing you are interested in its not worth it, you can see the church in under 5 minutes and the picture you see is pretty much it. The architecture is pretty plain and un impressive. The only good thing about ir is the view from outside the church which you can also get in many places around Cadaques. My opinion don't waste your time going there.
Written July 2, 2019
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Tirre
United Kingdom59 contributions
Jun 2017 • Couples
Right in the middle of the town this church is definitely worth a visit. The decoration and the artwork inside are stunning. Please ensure you make a donation before you leave to ensure the church can be maintained
Written June 9, 2017
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MichaelReid
Peterborough, UK28 contributions
Sep 2015
The iconic centre of Cadaques, one of the most frequently painted churches because of it's unassuming simplicity outside.

In side simple is not the word. The enormous gold leaf alter piece is amazing for a small church. Not to everyone's taste but unforgettable all the same.

We heard a wonderful guitar concert there last week. A great space for that too.
Written September 19, 2015
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