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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 #2 of 78 Attractions in Zaragoza
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Religious Sites, Historic Sites, Sights & Landmarks
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Type: Religious Sites, Historic Sites, Sights & Landmarks

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

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 NEW

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 NEW

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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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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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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