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This beautiful place reopened in 2016 is a must to visit in Pontevedra

You will understand the old Pontevedra times when you will visit the ruins of this church after the... read more

Reviewed 23 August 2016
Alextimelapse
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Hong Kong, China
Beautiful architecture

A prime example of a building which nobody knows what to do with. Over the years it has been a... read more

Reviewed 26 July 2016
FredMadrid67
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Madrid, Spain
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“More charismatic than a working church ”
7 Jul 2018
“6 hours in Pontevedra”
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

These ruins of the original 14th century church have been preserved despite attempts by the authorities to demolish them. The surviving elements are almost entirely Romanesque and really good examples of this style. If you come to Pontevedra, you must see this site at the...More

Thank Nicholas H
Reviewed 8 July 2018

Really old ruins. Great to view, if you like that kind of building. Near the main square away from the Basilica. Signage all around to explain things. I liked it.

1  Thank south6
Reviewed 19 June 2018

This is along the lines of a drive by. Don't go out of your way to see it but its on the way to the cathedral and is worth looking at. The ruins are spare but give you an idea of how imposing this once...More

Thank beentheretooo
Reviewed 25 August 2017

There is very little left of this church - generally just one end. There is an interesting history to it, some of which is written out in English. However, whilst it is worth seeing if you are there, there is little to see and not...More

Thank peetajohn
Reviewed 23 August 2016

You will understand the old Pontevedra times when you will visit the ruins of this church after the visit i recomend to drink a glass sos albariño white wine to have a full experience

2  Thank Alextimelapse
Reviewed 26 July 2016

A prime example of a building which nobody knows what to do with. Over the years it has been a church, a hospital, an asylum and a women's prison. A lot of the original stone was used to make other buildings and pavements.

3  Thank FredMadrid67
Reviewed 5 July 2016

Located in a busy square, adjacent to a large park (Alameda), these church ruins seem somewhat neglected. There are a few empty tombs lying within the ruins and the skeletal remains of the structure give some impression as to the size and grandeur of what...More

Thank backpacker31
Reviewed 21 May 2016

If you're interested in ruins, escudos and sarcophogi, this is a place for you. Part of the city's museum complex, it's located to the side of the alameda. The latter used to be the orchard of the convent that once adjoined the church, as elsewhere...More

2  Thank Colin D
Reviewed 18 November 2015

The atmospheric ruins are closed. You cannot walk through them and fences block views. But they are worth taking a look at.

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