Church of Santa María la Real
It is one of the Baroque architectural jewels of Galicia, considered as the maximum expression of this architectural style of the Autonomous Community.
The denomination of “La Real” is due to the circumstance of having risen in a plot of land belonging to the crown. The work was completed in the first half of the eighteenth century, being the best example of churrigueresque style in Galicia, as it resembles more the neighboring constructions of Portugal than the Galician, a circumstance that would indicate the presence of Lusitanian stonemasons in the work. The temple has three naves separated by pilasters and a very high transept that in its intersection the central nave is covered with a dome of orange average that is finished in the exterior with an octagonal drum finished with lantern. The rest of the church is covered with traditional Gothic ribbed vaults. However, the most outstanding of the temple is the original western imafronte, conceived as a monumental altarpiece in stone that is divided into three bodies with different motifs in each of them.