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Basilica de Nuestra Senora del Pilar

Plaza Nuestra Senora del Pilar, 50003 Zaragoza, Spain (La Magdalena)
976-39-74-97
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Ranked #3 of 81 attractions in Zaragoza
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Religious Sites, Historic Sites
Traveler Description: Basilica of Our Lady of El Pilar The Basilica of Our Lady of El Pilar is one of the biggest and most important churches in Spain. The story is that... more »
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Marlton, New Jersey
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26 reviews 26 reviews
12 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

Nestled in Zaragoza along the banks of the Ebro River sits the Basilica of Pilar also known as Our Lady of the Pilar and it is worth every visit to Zaragoza. Even if you do not like religion this is free to get in and is a large piece of Spain's history. Inside there are several chapels to various Saints,... More

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Niceville, Florida
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59 reviews 59 reviews
7 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

The sheer magnitude is impressive but it's interior is extremely beautiful and detailed. Worth a few minutes to appreciate how well preserved this church is.

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The Hague, The Netherlands
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19 reviews 19 reviews
14 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

The basilica was downright gorgeous. A must see! A wonderful display of old Catholic glory, really. My favourite part was the descending Holy Ghost... it was almost like a quiet oasis between the hefty grandeur of the rest!! I did not however, throw a coin in a slot to kneel down to view? kiss? something hidden from plain sight in... More

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North East england
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20 reviews 20 reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

A very imposing building well worth the visit, best of all free. Spend a bit of time and enjoy the view, it is well worth the effort.

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Zaragoza, Spain
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25 reviews 25 reviews
3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

If you come to Zaragoza, you will feel the most important place in the city. The biggest temple dedicated to Virgin Maria. A must see. Do not miss it!! Look at the two bombs from the Civil War inside, they didnt explote it.

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Manila
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58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

As imposing and elegant as before . This is avery beautiful , miraculous Cathedral / Basilica of The Our Lady of the Pillar (English name ) with small adoration chapels inside the main church. Mass is heard daily in one of the smaller chapels. Outside the church is a plaza , open space where kids can play and people can... More

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Veldhoven, The Netherlands
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

Huge basilicum in the historic part of town, near the river. Surrounded by plenty of old and new architecture, lots of shops and plenty of good bars and restaurants. Medieval weekend takes place around the basilicum, an awesome event. Be careful with the food they sell though!

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Zaragoza, Spain
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

We stopped in here very briefly while we were walking around one day, but from what I remember it was beautiful

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Cognac, France
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31 reviews 31 reviews
4 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014

Liked the carvings,the mosaics,free entrance. Can walk around at your leisure to enjoy the Basilica,no photographs allowed inside.You must respect the silence also.

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Lawrence, Kansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2014 via mobile

Incredible urban spaces dominated by the monumental Plaza and awesome Basílica. Definitely unexpected experience. So moving.

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