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Basilica Macarena

Calle de Becquer, 1 41002 Sevilla Spain, Seville, Spain
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Ranked #21 of 132 Attractions in Seville
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Religious Sites
Traveler Description: Basilica of La Macarena The Basilica of La Macarena is a modern church built between 1941 and 1946 by the architect Aurelio Gomez Millan, who built... more »
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

This church is spectacular from the inside and you can see the statue of Mary that is used in precessions and she is all decked out with a crown to go with too! We are muslims but we had it as part of the tour and the opulence and over the top decor we appreciated.

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

We were staying at a rental just a few blocks from here and decided to visit the neighborhood church. As we got closer we realized there was quite a crowd. We stood in the doorway and were able to see, but especially HEAR such a beautiful concert! The interior of the church is well worth a visit. The church is... More

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Budapest, Hungary
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

We were able to get into one chapel of the church for free. It was some holy day celebration, where this chapel is generally closed to the public. There was a statue of Mary really decked out in full royal regalia. As we were in line, I could hear someone chanting "Queen of Heaven pray for ..." and the different... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

While the church itself is stunning, it's the treasury/interpretative center that blew me away. The embroideries, gold, silver, and all of the other trappings used in the Holy Week processional are stunning. And, it was most interesting to learn about the history of this event.

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Mobile, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

It was the celebration of the Macarena when we were in Seville. Her picture is on every wall of every place we visited in Seville. They LOVE her. It was cool to see her in the church. The guard let a young mother set her baby on the train of the Macarena. While we were in Seville they paraded her... More

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

Another beautiful church in Spain! While small, this has some amazing artifacts inside and is just lovely. This church allows you to purchase a combo ticket with The Cathedral being your other visit. If you go, it's worth the combo because this allows you to skip the line at the Cathedral and enter right at the front. Just show your... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

This is a small church near the wall on the west side of Sevilla. It's nothing special from the outside but the internal decorations are very ornate and interesting. We were there on a Sunday at the end of a service and the acoustics are also amazing.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014

The church of the Madonna icon used in the religious processions. Not only her but many other models and icons, it is stunning. The paintings and gilt work are beautiful.

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Madrid, Spain
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2014

It is the name of one of the most popular Catholic pilgrimage sites and where one of the most revered image in Seville, "The Virgin of Hope" (Nuestra Señora de la Esperanza) which locals call La Macarena is located.La Macarena is the patron saint of matadors and a favorite of Spanish gypsies and her statue is from the 17th century... More

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Malaga, Spain
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014

This church is very popular with the native Sevillanos because it contains the image of the Virgen de la Macarena. Many believe that the Virgen de la Macarena can give followers miracles, so they love to pray in this church. The architecture of the church is Neo-Baroque and was built in the 20th century.

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