BASÍLICA DE SANTA MARÍA A MAIOR

Religious
On the Way of St. James
1152

Location

Avenida de Santa María s/n

36002  Pontevedra - Pontevedra

Coordinates:
42º 26' 01.9" N - 8º 38' 51.0" W

Description

Built by the Pontevedra Seafarer's Guild in the early 14th century, this fine example of the late gothic has been declared a National Monument. Its western portal (1541) resembles a stone retablo in the plateresque style. It has been attributed to the Dutch master known as Cornelius de Holanda and Juan Noble. The basilica is divided into three sections which reflect the triple division inside and the different heights of its naves. Worthy of special mention are the busts of Christopher Columbus and Hernán Cortés on either side of the rose window.

Access

In the city center.

The Ways of St. James

Portiguese Route
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Last update: 12/07/2018
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