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Interesting Shell-shaped church

A place to get your Credencial stamped for the Camino and an interesting little church. It would... read more

Reviewed 3 October 2018
Sylvia M
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Saskatoon, Canada
Beautiful church, specially at night!

Don't miss the opportunity to go to Pontevedra, a gorgeous town in Galicia. This church is... read more

Reviewed 3 October 2018
Marisa G
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Gold Coast, Australia
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Reviewed 3 October 2018

A place to get your Credencial stamped for the Camino and an interesting little church. It would have been nice to have a little English explanations but the visuals were great.

1  Thank Sylvia M
Reviewed 3 October 2018

Don't miss the opportunity to go to Pontevedra, a gorgeous town in Galicia. This church is beautiful, right in the center of the old part of Pontevedra. There is also a beautiful festival in August to comemorate the Virgin of Peregrina.This town is famous also...More

Thank Marisa G
Reviewed 2 October 2018 via mobile

This is a little single room 17th century church dedicated to the patron saint of pilgrims. The style is gothic, with two large ornate towers but a very simple interior. There is an impressive dome with a balcony around it. There is a large drinking...More

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Reviewed 30 September 2018

A beautiful, imposing church on the Camino route. It dominates the area around it. I found it very beautiful and inspiring.

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Reviewed 18 September 2018 via mobile

A visually appealing place to visit, with a huge domed ceiling from which is suspended an enormous chandelier. Lots of things to catch your eye and some lovely stained glass windows too. It’s also a place for pilgrims on their Camino to collect their stamp.

Thank Ratbag
Reviewed 30 July 2018

The old quarters of Pontevedra deserve a walk; very harmonious and giving a good idea how the city was some centuries ago. Right at the center the Pilgrim Virgin church – although small its meaning is big, mainly for the pilgrims going on foot to...More

1  Thank Vitor A
Reviewed 24 June 2018

Wow. Spectacular. Upon first glance of this glorious cathedral we were excited and could feel it's welcoming presence. Ditching our backpacks we checked into to a near by casa. Returning to pay homage inside of this historical shell shaped pilgrim church we were greeted by...More

1  Thank MrAndMrsMyth
Reviewed 19 June 2018

This is a curious church supposedly in scallop shape in ground floor scheme but mostly small but very vertical. Climb up the tower for cit views but more to look down on the sanctuary and to see portraits of Mary circling the tower. The entrance...More

1  Thank beentheretooo
Reviewed 5 June 2018 via mobile

First time I've described a church that way, but the structure is elegant, delicate, and yes, "feminine". It dominates a large plaza on the Camino.

1  Thank 8Peter
Reviewed 27 March 2018 via mobile

We paid the €1 to go to the top. It's a must do. I wasn't too fussed on going up but I'm glad I did. What a different perspective you get on this enormous Cathedral.

1  Thank danceswithroseoz
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