Santuario da Virxe da Barca, Muxia

The Virxe da Barca sanctuary is a church located in Muxía, Spain. It was destroyed by a fire that was started by lightning on 25 December 2013.HistoryThe sanctuary was originally a pre-Christian Celtic shrine and sacred spot. This part of Spain was resistant to conversion to Christianity, and was only converted in the 12th century. The Christians built a hermitage on this location at first, and later the present church in the 17th century.
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  • Located on a small rock cliff overlooking the Atlantic Ocean, this sanctuary has some of the best views that I have seen. The structute itself is a bit modernist, with clean lines, topped off by a cou...  more »
  • Spectacular, we pass under the Stone 9 times, the place is beautiful and in Muxía we could enjoy a spectacular cuisine.
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  • One of the many places that you must visit when you travel to Galicia. Spectacular location where you can take a walk by the surroundings and the sea crashing against the rocks diafrutar
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  • Great place for reflection. Beautiful sunsets.
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  • Beautiful and inspiring place where just hours. Too bad that the fire significantly damaged the temple. Only place for prayer and recreation
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  • In Muxia, village of narrow streets and stone houses decorated with mouldings of iron, the Lighthouse is replaced by the sanctuary of A Virxe da Barca, built on the rocks of the coast brave beachfront of the Costa da Morte.) and that of Corme e Laxe.
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  • Spectacular sanctuary and its stones. One of the best sunsets.
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