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Basilica de Nuestra Senora del Pilar

Address: Plaza del Pilar, 50003 Zaragoza, Spain
Phone Number: 976-39-74-97
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Ranked #1 of 103 things to do in Zaragoza
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Religious sites, Historic sites, Sights & Landmarks
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Pamplona, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW via mobile

I've been to a lot of churches around Europe and this one stands out, due to its amazing exterior decorations, and the significance of the interior treasures, especially the Lady of the Pillar. Also, it's possible to get great photos from the Roman bridge behind the church, or from across the river. Definitely a must see here.

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Zaragoza, Aragón, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Whether or not you like going into Basilicas you ought to go into this one, if only because of it's emblematic importance to the city. It perhaps looks better from the outside than from in, and it certainly has a roof that you don't see every day. Try to go when the lift in the corner tower is open so... More 

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Pune, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

I found it to be like many other monuments of India. The exterior beauty and the scale of the building leaves you gasping and it's only a basilica. The golden coloured/plated roof inside is also a work of art. A must visit when in Saragossa. My home for a few months.

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Noosa, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

Amazing very high domes with beautiful painting, different areas for praying, very spacious. Even more special on the celebration day of the Saint on the 29th january.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

Breathtaking is the only word to describe the Basilica de Nuestra Señora del Pilar. The basilica is perhaps a football field in length and beautifully constructed with flying buttresses. The plaza outside of the basilica is a relaxing place to sit and to take in the beautiful exterior of the basilica. The basilica is a must see for any tourist... More 

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Miami, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

The exterior of this basilica is quite beautiful with shimmering tile adorning much of the upper reaches glimmering the Zaragosa sunlight. Inside, it is an enormous space that draws huge crowds of locals and tourists alike. There are many explanatory plaques placed about the interior sharing the long history of the building in several languages and it is quite easy... More 

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

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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London
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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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