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Santuario da Virxe da Barca

A Coruna / Costa da Morte / Muxia / Rua Punta da Barca, 15124, Muxia, Spain
+34 981 74 25 63
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Modernist church with an awesome view

Located on a small rock cliff overlooking the Atlantic Ocean, this sanctuary has some of the best... read more

Reviewed 7 March 2018
Michael K
via mobile
sea breezes and salt spray galore!

Although the church was closed, you could see through a grill way into the renovated church. I was... read more

Reviewed 30 October 2017
Caroline M
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good34%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“el camino” (3 reviews)
“rocky coast” (2 reviews)
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A Coruna / Costa da Morte / Muxia / Rua Punta da Barca, 15124, Muxia, Spain
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+34 981 74 25 63
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"rocks"
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"church"
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"end"
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"interior"
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"pilgrims"
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"santuario"
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"sanctuary"
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Reviewed 7 March 2018 via mobile

Located on a small rock cliff overlooking the Atlantic Ocean, this sanctuary has some of the best views that I have seen. The structute itself is a bit modernist, with clean lines, topped off by a couple of bell towers that give it the distinctive...More

Thank Michael K
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Reviewed 30 October 2017

Although the church was closed, you could see through a grill way into the renovated church. I was more interested in the surroundinds, the rocks and the sea and the birds.

Thank Caroline M
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Reviewed 6 September 2017

This is a beautiful but simple church right on the coast. The sea and rocks are in front and on one side of the church. An easy walk from town.

Thank Catherine993
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Reviewed 31 August 2017 via mobile

Having the church behind you, the sea is fantastic, the rocks, everything around. If you go inside it's a nice place, renovated, because there was a fire several years ago. Now it's ok. There are a lot of pilgrims in their pilgrimage. Nice to breathe...More

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Reviewed 8 August 2017

The first thing we did when we arrived here, was going to the tourist information office. They told us some legends about the rocks and the healing powers they would have. It's a really nice view and you can walk around for a while. A...More

Thank MeInTheClouds
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Reviewed 30 June 2017

Finally get to Muxia and out to see the Santuario da Virxe da Barca. Just back from the Atlantic Ocean this impressive austere stone church. No entry - pity. Always wanted to see where the Camino ends and this was it. A bit of a...More

Thank Flagship1401
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Reviewed 5 June 2017

A small chapel right on the ocean. Not very ornate, probably because of its location. Its exterior is rather plain. We visited because part of the movie "The Way" was filmed there and wanted to see the Rocky coast.

Thank jaimeelsabio
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Reviewed 24 May 2017

This church is near the rocky shore of the Atlantic and has some beautiful views. While the church was locked, it was possible to look through the gate and see inside. The real attraction is the surrounding area. Plan to spend 45 minutes or so...More

Thank Tom H
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Reviewed 24 May 2017 via mobile

We headed here at the end of our Camino to see the Sanctuary, knowing it had been rebuilt after being destroyed in a storm a few years previously. To our disappointment it is closed, and you cannot enter it. You can view the interior through...More

Thank BigRuss1213
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Reviewed 28 April 2017

I took a tour after finishing El Camino walk just for a day to do some sightseeing around Galicia. Some spectacular views over the bay and the church is incredible!

Thank Joed D
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