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Iglesia de San Benito

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Una capilla románica, rehecha a principios del XV, puesta bajo el patrocinio de San Benito quizás por la conexión que San Adrian de Vilariño, su matriz tenía ya en el siglo X con el monasterio de Celanova, precedió a la construcción fundamental, ordenada entre 1618-1634 por don Gonzalo de Valladares. En la segunda mitad del siglo XVIII levantó aún el hastial y las torres, desde los cimientos el V Vizconde de Fefiñanes y el IV Marques de Figueroa, don Francisco Javier Pardo de Figueroa. Iglesia de San Benito, ver ampliación Hace pocas décadas antecedía al costado sur del atrio, vestíbulo de cortejos peocesionales, una escalinata mandada construir por don Gonzalo, entre 1618-1622, movida perpendicularmente a la plaza. Trajo su eliminación una ruptura más con la idea unitaria que coordina un día, en torno al vasto ámbito de ésta, el conjunto de edificios y arcos.

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A: Iglesia de San Benito

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Iglesia de San Benito

B: Plaza de Fefiñanes

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C: Ribera de Fefiñanes

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E: Isla de A Toxa

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F: Rua Garcia Caamano

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G: rua castelao

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H: Rua Castelao bridge

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I: Puerto deportivo, Villagarcía de Arosa

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Puerto deportivo, Villagarcía de Arosa

J: Puerto deportivo, Villagarcía de Arosa

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