San Nicolas de Portomarin
San Nicolas de Portomarin
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CarolRororo
Tucson, AZ614 contributions
Oct 2017 • Friends
This was our first Pilgrim Mass of our walk that week and it was beautiful. The church is old and ornate and comfortably dark. Even though the Mass was all in Spanish, we've been to enough that we knew what was going on. Overall great experience.
Written October 30, 2017
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ArtsyGalBaltimore
Maryland818 contributions
May 2022
Along the Camino, you find many towns with interesting histories, yet this one is unique in being as a town which was put under water with the damning of the Miño River to create the Belesar reservoir and move the historic Church of San Juan de Portomarin brick by brick to reconstruct it in the new town. Our guide pointed out the markers on the church wall that steered the reconstruction. The church was closed when we visited in the early afternoon. As you cross the long stretch of bridge into the town, you get a glimpse of the remains of the submerged town and it old bridge.

Well before entering the town, a scruffy St. Bernard followed us into the town and all of the way to Gonzar, causing much consternation among us pilgrims and multiple calls to police and animal protective services which found no reasonable solution for what we took to be a lost cherished pet. Only in Gonzar did we learn that the dog itself makes this stretch of Camino often in the company of pilgrims passing through.
Written June 11, 2022
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Kokobuan
Labuan Island, Malaysia176 contributions
Apr 2019
Portomarin is a beautiful town popular overnight stop with the Camino pilgrims where you'll be greeted by a stone bridge or rather a staircase. Our hotel is nearby the San Nicolas Church. It was closed when we arrived in the late afternoon so we didn't have the chance to explore the inside of the church. The building itself is awesome and located in the middle of the town where the streets are made of cobblestones. I hope to visit this town in the future where I can walk the cobbled streets, enjoying the scenery and of course the good Galician food and wine.
Written December 1, 2019
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klamborj
Boone, NC402 contributions
Jun 2019
Very nice historic church. Great acoustics & they have a Suello for a small donation.

They offer a pilgrims mass.

You have to visit when in town. Really the best thing it see in town. Portomarine is just an ok town on a lake. Not as much “personality” as other towns on Camino.
Written June 30, 2019
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Gianna Marla M
North Arlington, New Jersey, United States48 contributions
Sep 2016 • Friends
Is very historic and beautiful.found in the center of the town.beautiful town ,had no interaction with the town people.Masses only during night time.
Written September 28, 2016
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coffeelover57
Charlotte, NC75 contributions
Sep 2015 • Couples
Gorgeous Spanish church, in this tiny town. Very quant Medieval town. Very walkable. We were on the Camino.
Written September 27, 2015
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Minerva O
179 contributions
Oct 2019
Beautiful church in the middle of Portomarin, got to attend mass and hear the church bells. You can get your stamp for your pilgrims passport here as well. Visiting nuns from Italy did the stamping and seemed very excited about it.
Written October 26, 2019
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jaimeelsabio
Maryland4,320 contributions
Sep 2019
Very plain. There is little to adorn the walls or alter other than a cross. It only takes a few minutes to see.
Written October 2, 2019
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Rodney B
Waukesha, WI1,125 contributions
Sep 2019 • Friends
If you are passing through Portomarin this is worth a stop. It's in the town square and has a nice medieval look to it. Go inside and there is a stamp for your passport. There are a couple of nice statues outside. Some nice stain glass as well. This church was moved up here when the reservoir was flooded.
Written September 23, 2019
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Morgan R
Gulf Breeze, FL12 contributions
Sep 2019
This humble little church seats about 120 people and serves a pilgrim mass for all.

The dismissal is a pilgrim’s blessing.

This humble church is grand and historic. Must read about the flood and the townspeople’s response.

Worth seeing and if you have time to go to mass here you must.
Written September 9, 2019
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