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Santa Maria Church

Plaza Santa Maria, Alicante, Spain
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Ranked #13 of 30 attractions in Alicante
Type: Religious Sites, Churches/ Cathedrals
Traveler Description: Santa María Church Santa Maria Church is located at the Plaza Santa Maria. This is the oldest church in Alicante city, built on the site of... more »
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Alicante, Spain
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57 reviews 57 reviews
29 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2014

It is an interesting building in that the architecture dates back 1,200 years. However, not being able to go inside this historic site was disappointing. Maybe they open their doors during the high season. You will have to read someone else's review to determine that. I was unable to find out how to enter for any viewing other than attending... More

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2013

The Santa Maria Church is on the side of Castillo Santa Barbara which involves a healthy walk, delightful surroundings overlooking the sea, markets and cafés with the gorgeous views. There are all sorts of things to keep you occupied and to look at. It's free and you can see some very fascinating 15th century artwork and traditional religious items. A... More

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Ayrshire, Scotland
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39 reviews 39 reviews
20 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2013

As my Hotel overlooked the Church, spotted a large crowd on the Saturday morning, It was a wedding in progress, and if the inside of the Church was not beautiful on its own, the bonus of seeing [part of] a traditional Spanish ceremony take place was quite special. Thought the 'no cameras' notice was just for the wedding - but... More

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Turku, Finland
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3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2013

Worth popping in. A beautiful church inside and out. The art work inside is amazing, it's a pity you weren't allowed to take photos. It's located right next to the MACA (modern art museum), so you can easily visit both of them with one walk to the old town.

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London, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2013

It is a beautiful church in a beautiful spot. I would recommend taking a seat in front of the church for a break with a beautiful view.

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Midlands
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34 reviews 34 reviews
5 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2013

A beautiful old church in the old town of Alicante. I was gutted you werent allowed to take photos as it was stunning.

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North Yorkshire, England
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202 reviews 202 reviews
20 attraction reviews
453 helpful votes 453 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2013

Well worth seeking out. It has baroque detailing on the doors and I am not usually a fan of baroque but the rest of the sand coloured church is very plain and it looks very beautiful. The art work inside is very nice too.

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Wokingham, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2013

This church was a lovely peaceful place and the architecture was fabulous, inside was magnificent, would have liked to have gone to a service there, but were not there on Sunday.

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Preston
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7 reviews 7 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2013

According to my wife ( religious), it's the bees knees. personally I thought that the Lord should have done something about the Reggie shop across the square THAT WAS BELTING OUT (MUSIC?) ALL DAY.

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Poznan, Poland
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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2013 via mobile

Not the biggest tourist attraction but worth seeing when you're around. Certainly looks nice. There's a cafe at the square and two very confortable curvy metal benches. I stayed in a hostel in front of the church and breakfast was served on a roof terrace, so I could have a closer look at the towers and the bells.

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