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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www.baiona.org

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Manuel Óscar Veiras García (34 days ago)
Beautiful church and the best that is visitable
Carlos M. Jardon (49 days ago)
Very pretty and well preserved
Juan Antonio Moraga Ramirez (2 months ago)
Precious. Wonderful to see it. From the harbor promenade you have to climb a bit but it is 400 m
Mark Auchincloss (18 months ago)
Beautiful 13th Century Roman style church in the corner of Santa Liberata Square which is normally open. To the left of the altar is a statue of the Apostle Saint James. The Church is next to the Camino de Santiago so many pilgrims pass through and can go to mass. Pilgrims can also buy the credential or get it stamped by the priest, Manuel but only when he or a nun is around so be patient ! At Christmas there's an amazing nativity scene with hand made models.
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