Santa María de Baiona Church

Baiona, Spain

The fortified-looking church of Santa María of Baiona, with a Ogival Romanesque style, was built in the 13th century and had the category of collegiate church from 1482 to 1850.

It is divide up in three naves with their respective rectangular apses. The main nave resembles the Cistercian style of Santa María de Oia monastery. Two buttresses flanked the front door in the main façade: three pairs of columns, flat tympanum and archivolts. Windows are Romanesque; there is a marvellous Romanesque rose window up in the main façade. In 1841 several crosses of different styles formerly placed around the village were moved to the portico.



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Founded: 13th century
Category: Religious sites in Spain

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Andres Vol (6 months ago)
Beautiful façade with a large and spacious central nave. Free and open access that is a lot. Very well cared for and clean.
José (9 months ago)
Beautiful example of Romanesque style. Built around the 13th century.
Ondrej Tichy (11 months ago)
Spacious gothic gym. Ceiling suffuciently high, even for badminton or voleyball.
Love Trekking (13 months ago)
Church full of historical insights, often hidden that I learned to appreciate thanks to the fortuitous guidance of the very kind Father Manuel. Advised.
José L Basterra (2 years ago)
For the residents of Baiona, the Collegiate Church is cataloged as the main temple of the town, it really stands out from the other temples, despite being the most recent church. Made as it is naturally in granite stone, an abundant material in much of Galicia. At the top of the old town and very close to the old church, on a wide esplanade, it concentrates the most important events of the parishioners and inhabitants.
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