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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 #14 of 349 things to do 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

We attended mid-day mass here today; we're not Catholic, but the faith and reverence of this full church's worshipers during a week-day service was contagious... the interior of the Basilica Macarena itself is among Spain's most beautiful...& the iconic life-size figures of 'the Virgin' and Christ that process as 'Semana Santa' (Holy/Easter Week) observance highlights in Seville seem vividly alive... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

The Virgen de la Macarena always causes a goose flesh! The church is quite small compared to El Salvador and the Cathedral but very nice and with a very special spirit. And to see the la Virgen leaving the church in the Semana Santa and her return in the morning hours is something special!

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Carlisle, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

Our apartment was in Macarena - which isn't far from the main tourist area at all (santa cruz). Totally worth staying here - you get to see the old Jewish area, and meet the locals. Basilica Macarena was beautiful, we got to see the locals training for the Holy week - carrying heavy loads through the streets.

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Luxembourg, Luxembourg, Luxembourg
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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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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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