Bembrive Church

Vigo, Spain

The small and beautiful Romanesque church in Bembrive presides this parish of Vigo since the 12th century and is one of the most significant examples of religious architecture in Vigo.

This Romanesque church in Vigo was probably constructed over an ancient monastic temple, since the name of the church’s neighbourhood is Mosteiro (Monastery).

The single nave church's tympanum holds a beautiful Celtic cross. There are also other Celtic symbols inside (spirals and circles), so historians believe that before this Romanesque church stood another Celtic temple of Early Christian origin. Its beautiful apse is decorated with vegetable and anthropomorphic motifs.



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Rúa da Igrexa 22, Vigo, Spain
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Founded: 12th century
Category: Religious sites in Spain

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Carlos M. (7 months ago)
The Church of Santiago de Bembrive is a beautiful temple located in the town of Bembrive, which is part of the municipality of Vigo, in the province of Pontevedra. The Church of Santiago de Bembrive is a late Romanesque style building, dating back to the 13th century, making it a historic building with a rich architectural heritage. 1. Exterior Architecture: - The church has a well-preserved stone structure, with masonry walls and ashlars in the corners and around the openings. - The main façade is adorned with an entrance portico with a semicircular arch and decorated columns, typical elements of the Romanesque style. - The bell tower is a distinctive feature and rises above the western façade. It can have one or more bells and a cross at the top. 2. Interiors: - The interior of the church can house artistic and religious details of historical interest, such as altarpieces, sculptures and paintings. - The ceilings can be made of wood and decorated with religious motifs. 3. Notable Features: - Inside, it is possible to find elements of artistic and religious value, such as altars, crucifixes, images of saints and virgins. - The church can have stained glass windows that allow light to enter, creating a special atmosphere inside. - Religious events and festivities are sometimes held here, making it an important gathering point for the local community.
Eduardo Blanco Bautista (9 months ago)
today it was open it's beautiful it's the first time for me and my mother
Lu Ciano (15 months ago)
Place of worship in the parish of Bembrive, its streets two weeks before and until Saint Blaise's day full to overflowing, a saint highly revered by workers and trade unionists
Mayra Sima (16 months ago)
Very beautiful, mysterious, the past is palpable in its stones. I went on a Sunday afternoon and it was closed.
Jj Ferr (2 years ago)
Very beautiful Romanesque church on the outside, we couldn't see it inside, it was closed
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