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Basilica de Nuestra Senora del Pilar

Plaza Nuestra Senora del Pilar, s/n,, 50003 Zaragoza, Spain (La Magdalena)
976-39-74-97
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Ranked #3 of 79 attractions in Zaragoza
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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Veldhoven, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014 NEW

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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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
10 helpful votes 10 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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185 reviews 185 reviews
9 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
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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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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53 reviews 53 reviews
27 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

I was awed by this basilica. I'm not sure why exactly. I think it's because I wasn't expecting it, and it seemed so full of light. It was one of my favourite places in Spain and I hope to visit it again.

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16 reviews 16 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014

Absolutely love this place. It's so peaceful and really underestimated. Such an impressive treasure in real Spain. I love Zaragoza!!! #nosetoca

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Tumkur, Karnataka, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2014

It is the best Basilica I have visited. The feel of divinity is at its best.The faithful believe that it was here on 2 January 40 that Santiago (St James the Apostle) saw the Virgin Mary descend atop a marble pilar (pillar). A chapel was built around the remaining pilar , followed by a series of ever-more-grandiose churches, culminating in... More

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Westlake Village, California
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2013

I've been to many Basilicas and Cathedrals, this one really impressed me. It is so beautiful. At this time of year there is an elaborate nativity scene, an entire village. There is a x'mas fair every evening with food vendors, gifts, donkey and camel rides for the kids plus an ice skating ring.Avoid going anywhere near the place on weekends... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2013

A large and magnificent edifice in the heart of this old city. Wander around inside and take in the beauty and scale of this Basilica. The towers and roof structures are a sight to behold. Well worth a visit if in the vicinity.

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San Diego, California
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20 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2013

Beautiful baroque basilica, probably most famous attraction in the city. There's also an elevator in the bell-tower on the river bank, but it's expensive and i would not call the view too impressive.

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