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Basilica de Nuestra Senora del Pilar

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Address: Plaza del Pilar, 50003 Zaragoza, Spain
Phone Number: 976-39-74-97
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Beautiful Cathedral

I visited this cathedral at Christmas Time. It was actually January 5th, kings day eve... There is a large carnival and market set up for the holiday season, with craft booths... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 22, 2015
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Martinez, California
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Martinez, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW

I visited this cathedral at Christmas Time. It was actually January 5th, kings day eve... There is a large carnival and market set up for the holiday season, with craft booths, food stalls and a large Nativity scene that you walk through. The decorations in the Plaza are really lovely. Inside the cathedral are gorgeous domed ceilings, some painted by... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

From outside, especially in the rich afternoon light, the Pilar Basilica is impressive, but the inside is a terrible disappointment. A rather soulless, ugly, largely empty Baroque (and you don't often get those last two words together) interior. Don't expect too much: have a quick look, but save time for La Seo, the other cathedral nearby, whose interior is absolutely... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

all roads lead to Pilar in Zaragoza, be sure to go to the roman bridge and view Pilar from the river, it's beauty can truly be seen then!

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Philippines
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

We got to hear Sunday mass in the basilica when we were in Zaragoza for a quick stop. It was a beautiful sight outside and inside. The larger altar was intricately designed, while the smaller altar where the image of our Lady was also a sight to behold.

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Puerto Rico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

Beatifull altars inside. You need to be quiet and limit your movements during mass, which was our case. Nevertheless we are able to stroll and view the altars. Pope John Paul II performed two times. Collection of flags from Countries were Catholicism is the main religion. Two unexploded bombs from the early months of the civil war are displayed. Make... More 

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DeBary, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

Our original plans were only for Barcelona and Madrid, but we read about Saragoza (Zaragoza) in a travel guide and decided to stop by. It became the highlight of our trip through Spain. The Basilica is magnificent with each chapel more beautiful and inspiring that the other. We shared Mass with other travelers in the small, but incredibly ornate chapel,... More 

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Brussels, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

Its free, and its considered to be something quite representative from thr city, dont forget the Aljaferia either!

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Newberry, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

What a beautiful place! From the exterior, there is a beautiful tile roof and towers. Inside, it is quite an enormous place! Every part of this cathedral is artfully done, from the ceiling to the floor, quite literally - the heating grates at the far side of the church are tied in to the design of the tile around them.... More 

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Simsbury, CT
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

Be sure to take the tower to the top. Great view of Zaragoza and surroundings. The church itself is gorgeous and the plaza is super fun. We were there during December and it was packed with fun things to see and do.

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

The cathedral is very attractive with nice sculptures and frescos. The statue of Maria del Pilar raptures one's attention. There is also a small shop which sells mementos which are quite nice.

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