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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www.turismodevigo.org

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Olga barros gato (34 days ago)
One of the few Romanesque churches. It is very well preserved
Jose Carlos Gago (46 days ago)
It was built in the late 12th and early 13th centuries. It can be assigned to the Master Rodrigo according to an inscription dating from 1185, although another from 1223 is also preserved. The church underwent several modifications throughout history.
abalde jap (3 months ago)
Romanesque style church with San Blas and Santiago Matamoros
Diego SG (3 months ago)
The parish church of Santiago de Bembrive is a transitional Romanesque style Catholic temple, being built in the late 12th and early 13th centuries. It can be assigned to Master Rodrigo according to an inscription dating from 1185, although another from 1223 is also preserved. It has two side doors, one bricked up and the other on the main façade, with slightly pointed archivolts on jambed columns. It also preserves a varied repertoire of corbels.
Yeni Barrios (5 months ago)
Beautifull!
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