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Address: Calle de Becquer, 1 41002 Sevilla Spain, Seville, Spain
Phone Number: 95/490-1800
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Description: This church houses La Esperanza, the weeping statue of the Virgin Mary...
This church houses La Esperanza, the weeping statue of the Virgin Mary, patroness of bullfighters.
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interesting place and in front of Seville parliament

it was a early morning we decided to go there by foot from Cathedral, it was a real nice pate. on our way we site somewhere and had a nice coffee in a neighbehood cafe and then... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

it was a early morning we decided to go there by foot from Cathedral, it was a real nice pate. on our way we site somewhere and had a nice coffee in a neighbehood cafe and then here you are it was the Basilica in front of us .

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

It was quite out of the way from where everything else is, but definitely worth a visit. The elaborate details, the beautiful ornaments and intricate designs. It's a must see for sure.

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

There are two parts to a visit to the basilica. The church which houses the La Esperanza herself. This is a working chapel and an active house of worship. While it's permitted to enter it may at times be awkward as people are worshiping in earnest to approach the statue of the Virgin above the alter. It can feel disruptive.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

Well worth a stop for the history of the Seville religious parades with massive floats. The Weeping Virgin is the start and worth a visit. We should have checked the hours, as we had to cab over twice to see it during opening hours. There is nothing much to see in the neighborhood - so spin a macarena dance and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

Near to one of the Almohad City towers and walls, you will find the most magnificent Basilica de la Nuestra Señora de la Esperanza Macarena. In fact, it is a Fraternity that adores the wooden statue of the Virgin of Hope. People are very devoted and can kiss the virgins' hand. Nearto this 20th century neo-Baroque basilique, there is a... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

I am the least religious person but when I visited this place, I was totally gobsmacked by the dedication the Spaniards into their churches. The statues were well looked after and very sincere in their worship. The place was welcoming apart from the beggars outside the gate. Tourists walk in and out and no one complained or gave a glance,... More 

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Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

It is a lovely church and well worth a visit, so intricate.I didn't take any photos as there were big signs asking you not too. However other tourists were taking pictures. I also paid for the museum, I wasn't given a guide so it was a bit poor but the displays are stunning.

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Downers Grove, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

This is a cute church in the northern part of the city. I would recommend going on Sunday mornings as you can get freshly made churros across the street from the church for very little money. Fun to watch them make them. Great photo op!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

Ofcourse: perhaps you can call it kitsch: but seeing the locals greeting The Virgin with passion, this church isn't kitsch at all. the statue of The Virgin is amazingly serene; you can climb up the stairs and look at the backside of Her. A grumpy security is checking if you don't touch the cloak.

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Kent, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

This basilica is in the Macarena barrios near the Andalusian government buildings. When we visited it was extremely busy with Spanish families and not many tourists, which we enjoyed.

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Address: Calle de Becquer, 1 41002 Sevilla Spain, Seville, Spain
Phone Number: 95/490-1800
Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Andalucia  >  Province of Seville  >  Seville

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