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Visit of the historical part of Ponferrada.

The old medieval church of Santa María, who has being erected at the end of the 12th century. It... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Santa Comba Dao, Portugal
Glittering Basilica

Very close to the castle this Basilica is well worth finding. Near the tourist office and the other... read more

Reviewed 14 May 2016
Ashford, United Kingdom
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Plaza Virgen de la Encina, Ponferrada, Spain
+34 987 42 42 36
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The old medieval church of Santa María, who has being erected at the end of the 12th century. It had a bell tower with four bells. The whole church was criticized, claiming that it was small, badly built, and indecent. So for this reason, in...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 5 November 2018

This place is kind of sanctuary where you can submit your prayers to the miracolous image of the Virgin

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank sofmen7
Reviewed 26 December 2017

Nice basilica with a nice old tower with bells outside and attract with a splendid door; inside nice altar and status; quit and peaceful visit.

Date of experience: January 2017
Thank Manuela L
Reviewed 1 October 2017

It was a short walk from the Templar Castle. Nice sculpture outside. Quiet and serene inside. Beautiful old door and nice altar. Great for a quick visit.

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank Jedibeeds
Reviewed 9 January 2017

What attracted my attention to this basilica, was its tower. It stood out, with its many bells. After our visit to the castle, where we saw the basilica from a distance for the first time, we ventured to find it and explore the inside of...More

Date of experience: July 2016
Thank Robby G C
Reviewed 20 October 2016

If you are doing the Camino like me, by this stage you will have seen numerous churches. This isn't among the best but still nice to visit, especially since recently many of the churches that we saw weren't open, so it was good to see...More

Date of experience: October 2016
Thank CatherineH94
Reviewed 6 August 2016 via mobile

My visit was of total solitude and all visitors were silent. That of itself was amazing. However, the church itself is really not all that special compared to others in the region (Burgos, Salamanca, Leon)

Date of experience: August 2016
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Reviewed 21 June 2016

Huge church made from stone in the centre of old town. Very pretty Gothic altar piece and lovely cool , quite and restful place. Graffiti on walls was offensive and really spoilt the old town - ,this seems to be a problem in Spain.

Date of experience: June 2016
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Reviewed 14 May 2016 via mobile

Very close to the castle this Basilica is well worth finding. Near the tourist office and the other side of the museo de la radio. Nice building from the outside and fairly large building and you may see many backpackers enter here to visit and...More

Date of experience: May 2016
Thank rayrest
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