Basilica of Santa María la Mayor
It is situated on a hill that dominates the way to Lérez through the bridge and from where a great view of the ria (sea inlet) and a section of the ancient wall can be enjoyed. It was built during the early 14th century in a late gothic style. It features a basilica ground plan and three naves divided by eight columns and a ribbed vault. Its western front (1541) emulates a plateresque stony altarpiece that it is believed to be a work of Cornelius of Holland and Juan Noble.
The Christopher Columbus and Hernan Cortes busts at both sides of the rose windows can be seen. Inside the basilica different styles are blended in its more remarkable altarpieces: Gothic, Elizabethan and Churrigueresque. The high altar by Maximino Magariños in chestnut and walnut wood are outstanding as well as the chapels of Bon Xesus, Concepción and especially “El Cuerpo Santo”.