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Well worth the side trip from the camino to see this very impressive church. Inside was magnificent... read more

Reviewed June 30, 2019
dave w
Nowra, Australia
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Excellent side trip

We planned our walk to end at Portos for the day and went on this excellent side trip. The hostel... read more

Reviewed April 2, 2019
Calgary, Canada
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Reviewed June 30, 2019 via mobile

Well worth the side trip from the camino to see this very impressive church. Inside was magnificent and outside was really good. Nice little village. Got back to Porto for lunch then on to palas de rei

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank dave w
Reviewed April 2, 2019 via mobile

We planned our walk to end at Portos for the day and went on this excellent side trip. The hostel owner gave us the name and number of the very sweet elderly local unofficial tour guide who unlocked the church and gave us a wonderful...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank ChrisB2030
Reviewed October 14, 2018 via mobile

The Mass was beautiful. The priest went out of his way to speak in many languages to encourage and to bless the pilgrims. Thank you.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed August 13, 2018 via mobile

We walked there while walking the Camino de Santiago. The road to get there was lovely with huge trees over hanging the road. I only wished our Spanish was better to hear our little tour of the sight. It felt ancient and was beautiful. If...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank faiths626
Reviewed May 27, 2018

This church is about 2 kms off the camino de santiago but the extra walk there and back is worth it. It is currently being renovated (the altar frescoes are being attended to) and renovations are supposed to be finished by August 2018. You can...More

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank Scott W
Reviewed October 24, 2017

We had looked forward to visiting the Iglesia de San Salvador de Vilar de Donas and not knowing if it would be open on a Sunday we were extremely pleased and fortunate to find it, not only open, but a wonderful lady who guided us...More

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank K2683GRlc
Reviewed October 18, 2017 via mobile

We were late arriving at Lestedo for our overnight accommodation so decided to go back in the morning before carrying on along the Camino Trail. It was well worth the extra 4 miles. When we arrived the church was shut but the caretaker spotted us...More

Date of experience: October 2017
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Reviewed June 25, 2017

A local man acts as guide to this beautiful romanesque church. The light is beautiful. Ancient frescoes and a passionate 90 year old guide who spoke only Spanish made the experience complete.

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank Sylvia M
Reviewed June 4, 2017

Small, yet impressive, Romanesque church with original 15th century paintings on the walls. Only a small portion of the paintings have been restored. Unless one has a rental car, it may be very difficult to get to its location. Free to enter, yet donations are...More

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank jaimeelsabio
Reviewed November 30, 2016

This stop on the Camino is all about Pilgrims and their trek. Pilgrims mass is offered daily. The locals are welcoming. The church is a slice of history-a thousand years worth. Check the photos.

Date of experience: November 2016
Thank Robert B
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