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Address: Plaza Santa Maria, Alicante, Spain
Phone Number: 965216026
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Lovely interior

A very pretty church inside and out. Peaceful and calming. We didn't stay too long as a service was starting and we didn't want to intrude. Worth a visit. Not sure of the opening... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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New Brighton, United Kingdom
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New Brighton, United Kingdom
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347 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 188 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A very pretty church inside and out. Peaceful and calming. We didn't stay too long as a service was starting and we didn't want to intrude. Worth a visit. Not sure of the opening times though. We went past a few times before we found it open.

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Arkhangelsk, Russia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2015

That is a pretty church but I can't say that there's something special about it. You can find dozens of such (somewhat similar) churches in Spain, Portugal etc. But if you are walking around Alicante this place is worth a short stop.

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Halden, Norway
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2015

The sunday eucharistic celebration was going on when vi visited the church. We could not walk around at that time.

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Thank spiritandsoul
Bridlington, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 159 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2015

The gothic Basilica de Santa Maria is one of the oldest of the most important sacred buildings in Alicante's old town. It was originally a mosque built on top of the medieval city wall.

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Dublin, Ireland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 347 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2015

Quite nice walking around the back streets of Alicante, because on a really hot day they are rather shaded, so saves a Paddy like meself from boiling over! Anyway, came across this lovely church, St Mary's as we would call it back home! Worth a visit, nice place!

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2015 via mobile

The history of the Basilica is quite interesting in itself which makes it worrth seeing for yourself. You are allowed in to see for free but no pictures allowed inside. Very elaborate inside with plenty of gold. Use to be a mosque and currently there is a project to restore the basilica. The square is pretty and there is a... More 

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worcestershire
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

If you like old interesting churches this is one to see, there is an enteranc fee, no photos allowed inside.

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Thank bobajoby
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2015 via mobile

We were staying next door at the la Milagrosa hostel when a wedding was happening in this church to see the difference in tradition and culture from Ireland was an amazing experience something I will never forget the church it's self was breath taken

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Multyfarnham Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2015

Beautiful Church, in a nice little square not far from the beach. the alters are very ornate, no photos sign was a bit disappointing, but we honored it. Could have spent more time here.

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

This small Plaza has the Modern Art Museum and two nice bars. Take a moment for the Church. It is simple but just right for scale and, in fact, on the edge of the city.

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