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Esglesia de Santa Maria

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Address: Calle Eliseu Meifren, Cadaques, Spain
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Amazing views

Up the side of this mountain is a monastery constructed by St Benedictine monks starting in the 10th century. Well worth the trip which is rewarded by views that are incredible... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 18 October 2016
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

Up the side of this mountain is a monastery constructed by St Benedictine monks starting in the 10th century. Well worth the trip which is rewarded by views that are incredible. The monastery itself is an interesting historical artifact.

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Leander, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

We were there on a Sunday morning so we decided to go to mass and what a treat. The alter is magnificent to look at and since my Spanish is so minimal I had no idea what the sermon was about I spent my time looking around the church. If you are not there during a service you can pay... More 

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Galashiels, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Follow the winding streets & get a fabulous view from outside the church looking down over the sea & coastline. Go inside & see the art work which is interesting & just a little bit different ! The altar is worth seeing & is spectacular when a euro is put in the slot to light it all up .

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Lovely church for a quiet reflective moment and also to try to make sense of the OTT altarpiece. Good views of the bay from outside. We also enjoyed an evening guitar recital here.

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South Hadley, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016

There's NOTHING that I did not like about Cadaques, including this beautiful little church. It occupies a central spot in the village. You can't miss it and it's worth a peek and a prayer! :-)

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016

Not much else about the church to be honest although it does have a few impressive side chapels. However the altar itself is worth the visit.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016

You cannot avoid see the church especially as you arrive by boat. At one this was the only way to visit Cadaques and it must have been a welcoming sight as you approached the harbour. From the promontory outside the church, there are lovely views over the roof tops, out to sea. Inside the pilgrim would get an overwhelming sight... More 

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Geneva, Switzerland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016

This church towers over the harbour of Cadaques surrounded by white buildings that give this town its special charm. The churchyard offers excellent views over those buildings and the many boats moored in the harbour. Inside are some charming model boats, relics and artefacts.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016

Beautiful church, used by the locals and a big tourist attraction. Great mix of art with church , lovely ambience.

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Uzes, France
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

I'm not usually very keen on Gothic, but the gilt altar in this church is amazing, as well as the panels in the side chapels. The main altar piece has so many characters and cherubs in different guises and it's every bit as busy a scene as the beach in high season! Quite exceptional. The church rises high above the... More 

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