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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Olivia Bautista (10 months ago)
Estaba cerrada como siempre que nos acercamos. La vemos toda alrededor y mi hijo me va explicando. Después tomamos un cafecito y para casa. Está abierta los domingos a las 11 de la mañana... A ver si me puede llevar ...
Eduardo Blanco Bautista (10 months ago)
always closed on saturday mornings, when does it open to see its interior?
maria luisa teijeiro casal (14 months ago)
A beautiful little church but very well cared for, its festival is that of San Blas
Olga barros gato (2 years ago)
One of the few Romanesque churches. It is very well preserved
Jose Carlos Gago (2 years 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.
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