Esglesia de Santa Maria, Cadaques

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Situated in the heart of Cadeques's old town, Esglesia de Santa Maria is the town's parochial cathedral. Built in the late Gothic style of the mid-16th century on the highest point of the historic nucleus, the cathedral stands out amid the winding, narrow streets that surround it. The pure white facade is typical of Costa Brava architecture, and features a wrought-iron door bearing symbols of the town and the sea. Visits are allowed only during Saturday evening and Sunday morning masses, but you can peek in at the altarpiece from 10 a.m. to 12:45 p.m., and 4 to 4:45 p.m. every day. The Cadaques International Music Festival often holds classical music concerts here in the summer; contact the tourist office for information and tickets. For Esglesia de Santa Maria and beyond, use our Cadaques road trip website to get the most from your Cadaques vacation.
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  • I knew nothing about this church before we had arrived in town. I guess that I was preoccupied with thoughts of Dali, but this church has Surrealistic elements of it's own...a must see...  more »
  • The ride at night in cadaques is very nice. Small steep streets paved slate d, white houses entangled to each other in a singular harmony. Yellow ribbons to the balconies. Climbing we reach this open Church the night... to admire the altarpiece Golden with a euro from the entrance. Beautiful!
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  • If you like the altarpieces with lots of gold, go for it. To enjoy it, you need to drag a €1 coin in the lighting system. Then you will see the natural illumination of the Crown of the Virgin in all at the top of the Church, in the face of the altarpiece. To appreciate this natural illumination, put you right in the middle of the Church, back to the altarpiece and move along the central aisle
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