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Mar de Santiago

Chapel San Xulián de Requeixo

  • Iglesia románica de San Xulián de Requeixo

Rúa do Pilar, 13, 36640 Pontecesures, Pontevedra

GPS coordinates

Longitude: 42.725319461033365

Latitude: -8.650519145048193

As was usually the case, it was erected on the site of an old “castro” (Iron Age settlement), Castro Cessuris, at the order of Bishop Gelmírez. The construction work was completed in 1116 and consisted of a single rectangular nave, which is made of ashlars and reflects a very sober style.

Despite undergoing several renovations, a large part of its Romanesque origins still remain, as we can see in its twelve corbels, among which the heads of two monsters and the figure of a seated man (who is covering his private parts with his hands) stand out.

Like many churches in the Galician countryside, the cemetery is located within the courtyard.