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“Wonderful architecture”

Basilica of Santa Maria
Ranked #4 of 96 things to do in Pontevedra
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Reviewed 5 January 2014

Lovely church, service very prompt. Rainy, windy, and cold out, a bit damp inside, but the seat warmers were a nice surprise.

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Reviewed 30 December 2013

Pontevedra is packed with beautiful religious buildings and churches made of stone with extraordinary surroundings that invites to strolls and stop to have an appetitive and an albarino wine.

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Reviewed 17 June 2013

What I like the most at the Basilica Menor of Santa Maria la Mayor is the main portico, beautifully sculpted in stone, with no less than 30 carved figures sculpted by two major artists, Joao Nobre from Portugal and Cornielis from The Netherlands. The one representing the erudit Saint Jerome with spectacles is outstanding. This large church is without any doubt the main single cultural attraction in Pontevedra.

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Reviewed 18 May 2013

Not entirely sure how much we liked this cathedral. It has some excellent stonework on the outside, particularly on the main facade, but the interior isn't that great. And the smell of damp was rather strong. It's a pity as Pontevedra is a great town, one of my favourites, and I'd wanted to like this cathedral more than I did. I think the main sights of interest are actually on the outside, with the stonework and the carvings. Inside, it's not that remarkable - except for the statue of the Virgin Mary on the High Altar, which looks like it's circled by some neon lights - very odd.

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Reviewed 18 September 2012

A very worth place to visit - beautiful architecture - a mixture between church and furtress, though not that impressive as Stantiago de Compostella, but also a must, if you are in Pontevedra.

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