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Basilica Macarena

Calle de Becquer, 1 41002 Sevilla Spain, Seville, Spain
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Ranked #21 of 131 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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014 NEW

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

Certainly worth visiting here, really pretty little church. It's relatively modern but has a nice feel inside and great decoration.

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Go and see the Macarena. The glitter and gold is amazing. The artwork is stunning. There is so much to see here, you can easily spend an hour or two.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

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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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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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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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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