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Basilica Macarena

Calle de Becquer, 1 41002 Sevilla Spain, Seville, Spain
95/490-1800
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Ranked #19 of 127 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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Mobile, Alabama
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41 reviews 41 reviews
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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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Melbourne
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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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Houston
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

after while the ornate architecture can get redundant, but still worth visiting.... only takes a minute to see it....

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rural PA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

This is worth a side trip to see. The altars are ornate and beautiful - nicer to visit than the cathedral.

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River Edge, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014 via mobile

A short bus ride from the city center. The church is beautiful. You can visit the museum with an audio tour which was very interesting . We learned the history of the shine and all that goes on preparing for the procession during Holy Week. Wish we could be there.

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Sheffield
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

An amazing place and one that is still very alive. The floats were being readied for Holy Week. They and the statuary are Christian bling at its greatest. For a protestant, very foreign and overwhelming.

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