Co-Cathedral of Santa María

Vigo, Spain

Co-Cathedral of Santa María, popularly known as La Colegiata, is one of the best examples of religious architecture in Vigo, an exponent of neoclassical art in Galicia and the city’s most important temple. It is the co-cathedral with Tui Cathedral.

Located in Vigo’s Old Town, it was built in 1811 over the remains of a previous church and commissioned from Melchor de Prado y Mariño. This basilica with three naves has a facade with simple ornamentation and a unique sundial on its right side, which curiously does not face south.

The Church of Santa María houses the image of the Cristo de la Victoria, arguably Vigo’s most important religious emblem: it leaves in procession the first Sunday of August, along with tens of thousands of devoted followers. It also happens to be the first event of the Vigo Festival.



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Praza Igrexa 10, Vigo, Spain
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Founded: 1811
Category: Religious sites in Spain

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William Pincott (2 months ago)
Typical basilica ...very nice
Joe Scholtz (17 months ago)
Beautiful arts
Mervi Wennerstrand (2 years ago)
Very nice view over the city, church is on the mountain you can go there by elevator (train)
Mervi Wennerstrand (2 years ago)
Very nice view over the city, church is on the mountain you can go there by elevator (train)
katie ritzka (3 years ago)
Lovely cultural cathedral, with beauty. A lovely place to see in vigo
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