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Basilica de Nuestra Senora del Pilar

Plaza Nuestra Senora del Pilar, 50003 Zaragoza, Spain (La Magdalena)
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Ranked #2 of 84 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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Berlin, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

very impressive building, and the story with the two bombs, which are exposed on the pillars is really holy.

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Hawaii
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92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

Entry is free. Take time to walk around. Well worth it. We visited a couple of times just to take it all in.

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Indianapolis, Indiana, United States
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60 reviews 60 reviews
10 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

Beautiful Basilica. Don't forget to go up to the tower to see panoramic views of the city. There is an extra charge but minimal.

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Guayaquil, Ecuador
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24 reviews 24 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

in the center of Zaragoza and close to the cathedral ("El Pilar' is not the cathedral) is this huge basilica. Entrance is free and everyone is welcome as far as they respect religious service. Outside is a nice plaza where public acts are celebrated, Roman ruins (such as the roman port) are 150 meters (500 feet) away or so, and... More

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Seattle, Washington
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

no one bothers you about your picture taking and walking around, the Virgin is beautiful and a must if you go to Zaragosa. I loved strolling the square on a Sunday night. Very upbeat and had a good vibe.

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Palamos, Spain
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133 helpful votes 133 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

I agree with a post below that La Seo is more noteworthy that the Basilica. And sure, the tapestries inside are interesting, but it is the outside that intrigues, because it contains abundantly clear representations of a myriad of architectural styles ranging from the blocky Romanesque, through Mudejar-Gothic to Baroque and finally the (unattractive) Neo-Classic entrance. From the latter, walk... More

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Palamos, Spain
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

Aweinspiring, definitely. Intriguing, yes. Memorable, most likely.But for me this behemoth of Baroque massiveness is hardly beautiful, like an aircraft-carrier in not beautiful compared to a corvette. It doesn't tower; it hulks. It doesn't adorn; it dominates. There is nothing delicate about this church. For me the outside is the most appreciable with its 11 tiled domes and its almost... More

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australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

Even if you are only there for a few hours a visit to this beautiful building is a MUST. Its magnificence takes your breath away.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

One of the most beautiful churches in Europe. The inside is immense with super high ceilings and great organ music.

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Alcalalí, Spain
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

This place is a most beautiful building. It is open all day but parts of the Basilica are not accessible when there is a service going on. While we were there, there was a communion going in in one part and wedding guests arriving in another part.

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