St. Mary in Reza

Ourense, Spain

The parish church of St. Mary in Reza occupies a privileged position on the slopes of Mount Santa Ladaíña, in a place with beautiful views over river Miño. It was already mentioned in documentation from the 13th century. The Cathedral’s Treasures collection preserves the Virgin of Reza, a polychrome wood carving also from the 13th century, which also contributes to dating this church.

Although Romanesque in origin, this parish church was later extensively renovated in the Baroque and Neoclassical styles. Of its Romanesque stonework there are still elements on the southern wall, especially in the corbels. These have geometric, vegetal and figurative motifs, among which a pig’s head and a human head are distinguished.

Inside, the Romanesque modillions that support the rostrum and the baptismal font were preserved.



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Founded: 13th century
Category: Religious sites in Spain

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Alan Hanks (4 months ago)
A beautiful traditional Mass in Latin, with great reverence and magnificent singing, all in all a wonderfull spiritually uplifting experience, good for one's soul.
Patricia Gorey (8 months ago)
Just off I Connell Street, this is a wonderful, quiet oasis in the contre of Dublin. Soak up the visual feast of the imagery, surrounded by intricate painting of golden stars, glittering mosaics and the hypnotic light of the burning candles behind the main altar. It's a surprising find and you can sit and just be. The photos attached were taken there.
Damião O’Deoraín (10 months ago)
A beautiful Catholic Cathedral built for the faithful of Dublin as a replacement for St. Patrick's Cathedral which was once the Catholic Cathedral of Dublin. This old Lady has seen alot of history over the years and certainly is beautiful, if not a little bit tired and in need of some love. Well worth a visit to see its classical styled beauty and spend a little time in quiet reflection.
Paula Everett (11 months ago)
Went there to see where Mt 3rd great grandfather passed away. Spiritually moving.
Austin Finnerty (13 months ago)
A special service (blessing of the chrism). Very beautiful. Palestrina Choir fantastic. More priests than I have ever seen in one place for the renewal of their vows.
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