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Basilica Macarena

Address: Calle de Becquer, 1 41002 Sevilla Spain, Seville, Spain
Phone Number: 95/490-1800
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Ranked #10 of 110 Attractions in Seville
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Religious Sites, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: This church houses La Esperanza, the weeping statue of the Virgin...
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Type: Religious Sites, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: This church houses La Esperanza, the weeping statue of the Virgin Mary, patroness of bullfighters.
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Luxembourg, Luxembourg, Luxembourg
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27 reviews 27 reviews
12 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

The decoration and the quality of the paintings is amazing, even if there is a lot of decoration it remains in harmony and is not that much overloaded as it could be in some barocco rocco... The representations of angels are impressive and so pure... and the architecture by itself is so balanced... You are not stressed and able to... More 

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Durham, United Kingdom
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

This is a very special church with the contents in my view being better than the cathedral and what's more.....free. The Madonna is used for the easter parades and holds a special place in the hearts of the Seville people.

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Malaga, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

The Basicila was just 100m from our Hotel (Tryp Macarena). A portico entrance and internally there was fantastic Navity display. We have been to several Basicila's around europe and this was probably one of the best. A must see when in Seville.

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Milan, Italy
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

Spectacular. Inside, the frescoes of the walls are incredible. Visit is a must, adding to the traditional visits in Seville.

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Orange, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

The Basilica Macarena is located outside the city center of Seville. As part of our Rick Steves group, we were given a tour of the Basilica and the Museum. The main focus is not on specific religious art, but rather the custom of Holy Week in Seville. We were given a full description of the celebration and shown the objects... More 

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Athens, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

That's what I kept thinking when I looked all around at this gorgeous Basilica. What still impresses me about this period is the way they painted ceilings in such great detail. Breathtaking. If you can make it to mass on Sundays, it is a beautiful service.

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Saint-Lambert, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

The Macarena (the holy Virgin) is one of the symbols of Seville, especially because of the Samana Santa, when the statue is taken out in a procession, so a must see! It was exciting to go visit, but nothing prepared me for the beautiful altars inside...they will take your breath away!

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italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

I see a lot of Church but Macarena Church is something not to be miss !!! Discover also the area and the market around the Church to see the real Sevilla life !!!

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Toronto
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

Access buy bus C2 from Plaza del Duque ( supermarket El Corte Ingles ) stop is easily identified Macarena , cross the intersection and you will fond a yellow and white building close to the Antic walls of the town from Cathedral you can walk 10 -15 mins to Plaza del Duque ask locals for directions Access to church and... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

I had to giggle when I saw the name of this Basilica, but it was very nice if not a bit overly ornate for me. It is located on the Northern edge of the old city walls and is a ways from the city center and most of the tourist attractions. Worth a visit if you have some time.

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