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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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What an amazing building. If you have time and an interest in art/architecture/history/religion/anything beautiful, you simply must go. There is a small museum inside, which is... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 20, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

What an amazing building. If you have time and an interest in art/architecture/history/religion/anything beautiful, you simply must go. There is a small museum inside, which is two euros to enter. It looks steep, as it is not large, but the items inside are utterly wonderful, all gifts that have been given to the Church from as far back as Ferdinando... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW

Huge building with the most stunning cupolas all tiled - walking down the main shopping street the roof of the basilica dominates your view. Interesting to explore inside, we watched people kissing the pillar where the virgin was supposed to appear and had a look at the 2 unexploded shells in the roof. The lift to the top is worth... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW

the church is impressive and has an original 2 nave design. Some miracle is claimed about apparitions and a miraculous appearance of a statue

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Portland, Oregon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

Anyone who goes to Zaragosa will visit the cathedral. Of course. And with due cause. It's big and pretty, inside and out, and there's a tower for climbing and looking out over the city and the top of the cathedral. Who wouldn't want to do that?

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

The Basilica/Cathedral of Our Lady of the Pillar is a large spacious Baroque style Basilica with lots of interesting things to see an do.The building was started in 1681 and completed in 1754.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

It's huge and impressive. It was upgraded continually over the centuries, in a sort of Catholic arms race (larger myths to attract more worshippers and pilgrims and donations), and all the while the poor suffered as the Church grew wealthier and wealthier. But the place is historically fascinating.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

Basilica’s colorful domes and the whole structure are really impressive and dominate the Salamanca’s skyline. It’s the biggest baroque church in Spain. Built in 17-18 century around the holy statue of Our Lady that stands on a jasper column and is covered by the interesting structure called ciborium. Apart from the statue the basilica is rather plain and uninspiring –... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

It was worth the drive all the way from Barcelona... The city was like a ghost town on a Sunday morning... But the basilica was huge and impressive... With some fine details...

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

We went there for the mass service and it's honestly one of the most beautiful churches I've been. The details are so amazing that it leaves us perplexed with such careful construction.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

The place is absolutely wonderful. Beauty is in the details every where. From the huge square at its front to the wonderful building itself, I was blown away.

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