Iglesia de Santa Maria de Los Angeles

Iglesia de Santa Maria de Los Angeles, San Vicente de la Barquera

Iglesia de Santa Maria de Los Angeles

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Bandit-One
Emmen, Switzerland7,291 contributions
Apr 2021
The Iglesia Santa María de Los Ángeles is a stunning church. The surrounding area is very nice to explore. Lots of interesting details to find.

But besides the impressive church, it's the amazing view from here that's most rewarding. A really breathtaking sight over the valley and the Braza Mayor. It carried quite a good amount of water when we visited. So the view was out of this world.

Here in northern Spain you almost feel that you got lost and ended up somewhere in Scotland with the green valleys and the water here. It's an impressive sight. We were almost the only ones around and had really time to enjoy it. Taking pics of course, but also just sitting and standing here and taking in these wonderful views.

Really worth the quick but steep walk up here from town. Highly recommended and one of the highlights of our trip.
Written October 24, 2021
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Margaret G
44 contributions
Jul 2018 • Couples
This beautiful Cathedral was built in 1210 at the order of the King. The rustic wooden floor planks and rough-hewn stone of the interior tell the story of a church built with materials transported through the mountains, with 13th century transportation, constructed by a community of only 400, but that makes its splendor shine all the more. My great-great-great-great-grandfather was baptized in this church in 1767 and later emigrated to the US as a young man, so Santa Maria and San Vicente de la Barquera are very special to me. The Cathedral is a short walk from the castle, built in the same period, and both provide a stunning view of the bay.
Written May 22, 2019
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Jo62Bloggs
Polmont, UK162 contributions
Sep 2017 • Couples
Walked up to church through old part of town, past the castle. Excellent views from this place of the town, beach, and estuary. Paid 1.5€ to go into the church - worth it for the magnificent altars and the marble tombs. Could have done with a sheet in English to explain some of the features. Beautiful mirador behind church again with spectacular views. Worth the walk.
Written September 20, 2017
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Michael K
London, UK422 contributions
Aug 2014 • Family
It is well worth walking up the hill to the highest part of the village to visit this lovely church. From the west end there are fine views. I found this a really satisfying building to visit. It comes from the late Norman/Early Gothic period. Essentially it is a large hall with a series of solid stone columns and arches, no clear windows, no clerestory and with three typically Spanish luxurious Baroque altarpieces at the east end. The floor is composed of massive wooden blocks, the like of which I have never seen before. The pulpit is strangely missing from the top of its staircase. A side-chapel contains the tomb of the Inquisitor, Antonio del Corro, and is more attractive than the tomb of an Inquisitor has any right to be! Admission is only €1.50. Gentle recorded music was playing and the whole experience was most calming and satisfying. I hope it receives more visitors than when we were there.
Written August 30, 2014
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BennyMalaga
Malaga, Spain89,775 contributions
Aug 2014 • Couples
The Santa Maria de los Angeles Church is situated in the highest part of the town. This church is a very good example of the Cantabro Gothic style. The church was constructed in the 13th and 14th centuries. One has to go up many steps from the flat part of the town to have access to this church. The exterior of the church is very sober and there are three doorways, two of them Romanesque in style. The north side has a doorway with an ogival arch. There are three naves with the same height. There are three polygonal apses. The bell tower dates to the end of the 19th century. The main altarpiece is Baroque and very impressive, and was completed in 1691 by the artists Pedro de la Puente Tolnado and Simon de Haro.

In the Chapel of San Antonio de Padua, there are two very beautiful sepulchers. One is made of marble and contains the remains of the Inquisitor Antonio Corro (1472-1556). This is considered as one of the most beautiful Renaissance sculptures in Spain. It was created in 1564 by the sculptor Juan Bautista, who lived in Seville. The other sepulcher is made of alabaster and contains the remains of his parents (Juan González del Corro and María González Herrera).The church was declared a national monument in 1931.
Written August 14, 2014
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Lara M
Rotterdam, The Netherlands69 contributions
Jul 2014 • Couples
This is a small church located at the top of the hill of San Vicente de la Barquera. Views from here are nice.

The church is made with a mix of styles but the outside is basically Romanic. It has some small coloured glass windows and three big altars. The floors are made entirely out of wood, which I found interesting.

The woman selling the entrance tickets was very nice and eager to share information about the church with us.

Entrance costs 1,5 euros per person and the money collected is used to restore the church.
Written July 31, 2014
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maxim a
Filey, UK59 contributions
Sep 2019
A very god building, great interior, well worth a visit, only 1-5 euros entry fee, i would visit again
Written October 9, 2019
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KrisD_pl
Warsaw, Poland7,666 contributions
Mar 2018 • Couples
The exterior of the church seemed interesting, however we unfortunately arrived there just after 1 pm when the church closes until 4 pm. Shame that we could not check the interior. The views from the church's hill are also nice.
Written February 28, 2019
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Petar A
82 contributions
Sep 2017 • Couples
The church is located in the old town of San Vicente de la Barquera in Cantabria, Spain. The place offers excellent views of the surrounding countryside and the town. The entrance fee was 1.50 Euro. Not so impressive outside, the church has magnificent altars. It is located on the pilgrims' route to Santiago de Compostela and there is a hostel providing accommodation for the pilgrims. Worth visiting!
Written October 5, 2017
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BeccaGaltrude
Rome, Italy51 contributions
Aug 2017 • Couples
Though simple on the outside, this church is quite beautiful and peaceful inside. It's located along the camino to Santiago, the route that the pilgrims take. Outside of the church there are nice views of the countryside. Well worth a visit!
Written August 29, 2017
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