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Basilica Macarena

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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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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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 28, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

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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Peachtree City, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

The Basilica is beautiful. The "museo" which contains the magnificent "floats" defies description. The determination of the fraternities of Sevilla to honor God, to contribute to their causes and to participate in ancient traditions is awe-inspiring. Certainly a "blessing" (in EVERY way) to visit & pray.

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

As we walked inside I could feel instant peace. I didn't want to leave because it felt like a refuge. There were many beautiful things to see but my favorite thing was to sit and contemplate. Do not miss seeing this wonderful place.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015 via mobile

Great place so emotional never ever have I walk into a place and the tears have just flown down my face Bit away from the cathedral but well worth the walk

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Half Moon Bay, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

It is always wonderful for us if we walk into a church as sightseers and a Mass is going on. Why are all the Madonnas in Spain so sad looking? See more here

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

Very nice church with great things to see around, we went in May and it was roasting hot so could not go around the entire place, but definitely worth the visit. Avoid the ladies who stand outside the church and try to con you with their talks of being able to read your hand.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

A small church but with a great deal of importance for the Seville people. It's very beautiful and well decorated. Not a lot of sunlight and a bit hot inside, but with a lot of interesting points to see.

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London, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

Housing the Virgin of Esperanza de Macarena, this chapel, I would say can rival the city's cathedral. Everything in the chapel was splendid, the detailed paintings on the ceiling to the matching colours overall, and last but not least the beauty of the Virgin Idol statue with Her crystal teardrop on her cheek. Can't be described with just words, you... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

This is a beautiful spiritual place which lifts you and creates absolute awe.....well worth a visit...this is really one of the most stunning places of worship.

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Address: 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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