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Basilica de Santa Maria la Real de Covadonga

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Surrounded by green hills this Basilica is a monument you can't miss. Short trip, takes a half day... read more

Reviewed 6 June 2018
Cláudia V
Visit Covadonga.

Basílica de Santa María la Real de Covadonga To get to the “Basilica of Santa María la Real” who... read more

Reviewed 12 November 2017
Hans G
Santa Comba Dao, Portugal
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Real Sitio de Covadonga, 33589 Covadonga, Cangas de Onis, Spain
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Reviewed 6 June 2018

Surrounded by green hills this Basilica is a monument you can't miss. Short trip, takes a half day to cover all village and monuments.

Thank Cláudia V
Reviewed 15 May 2018 via mobile

This is an impressive building and with visiting if you are in Covadonga, although I am not sure I would make a special trip.

Thank Kevin H
Reviewed 12 November 2017

Basílica de Santa María la Real de Covadonga To get to the “Basilica of Santa María la Real” who is a religious Catholic temple, you have to drive up the way into the mountain area in order to reach his location in de village of...More

1  Thank Hans G
Reviewed 19 October 2017

I would have enjoyed poking around the lower levels but stayed up top. Did you know that in Spain, they say that you get three wishes when you visit a new church? I spent a few moments on mine very peacefully. The view of the...More

1  Thank soycolleen
Reviewed 17 October 2017 via mobile

Beautiful Basilica, too bad the tabernacle was not where it should be in the middle of the altar. The art is amazing! Love the old style pews and grand organ pipes.

1  Thank Roxanna G
Reviewed 7 October 2017 via mobile

This is a working church - it regularly celebrates Mass and although it is also a major tourist attraction, there is very little information inside. This is where “normal” people come to worship. It is a beautiful building that glows when the sunlight hits it...More

1  Thank NotOnTwitter
Reviewed 10 September 2017

The Basilica sits in the gorge between the mountains and the scenery is stunning. Driving up the winding road gives you a preview, but follow the rules and park your car at one of the lots, we used P4. Then it was 1.5 euros each...More

1  Thank SanNic44
Reviewed 11 August 2017

Getting the bricks, wood etc. up the mountain roads to build this impressive church must have been a hell of a job. It looks great from outside, and you could see in without having to pay. In a very historic location of Asturian and Spanish...More

1  Thank RobbieJEF
Reviewed 30 June 2017 via mobile

A lovely place to visit for an hour or two. Beautiful church. The river was in full flood when we were there, stunning.

1  Thank jbackhouse136
Reviewed 12 June 2017

As you get nearer to the location, travelling along the winding roads, it does begin to feel magical. It's a pretty impressive building in a beautiful setting. I stuck my head inside and it was equally as amazing and ornate. The surroundings really were like...More

1  Thank BennyBlue
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3 February 2015|
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Hi - I am not sure. I did see a schedule posted at the entry of the basilica. You may also want to consider asking the hotels nearby (Arcea Gran Pelayo is right next door and they may be able to help. They don't speak a lot... More