"Chapel of the Pilgrim Virgin" Pontevedra Things to Do Tip by DanielF

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  Praza da Virxen Peregrina
by DanielF

As you enter Oldbridge's historic area, the first monument that strikes your eyes is this small but tall Barroque chapel. In Galicia, even the Holy Mary is a pilgrim in the road to Saint James and, even if Oldbridge is not situated on the main road to Saint James, this chapel is full of symbolisms related to the pilgrimage. As a matter of fact, the chapel itself has the shape of a scallop-shell: All pilgrims traditionally carry one of these shells and it is thus one of the main symbols of the Saint.

Directions: The main entrance to the old city.

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  • Written Aug 11, 2004
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