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Basilica de la Virgen de los Desamparados

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Address: Plaza de la Virgen, s/n, Valencia, Spain
Phone Number: +34 96 391 8611

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A beautiful and striking Church with stunning art work and beautiful colours and architecture. The figure of the Virgin over the altar was particularly beautiful

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 23, 2015
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Kendal, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

A beautiful and striking Church with stunning art work and beautiful colours and architecture. The figure of the Virgin over the altar was particularly beautiful

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

It was quite large, brightly decorated, with lots of details including a wonderful choir. If you want to go and see the details you should not go during the mass but if you want basic overview this is a good time to attend the church.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

A beautiful building but the opening/mass times mean you have to be selective about visiting if you want a really close look at some of the statues etc.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Simply stunning! A fantastic sight worthy of a tour. Take time to pause here a while and admire the architecture.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

Probably it's a special holy day on the February 11th. We ran into a quire of 30 young boys, saw several small chapels within the church, people waiting for a confession. A catholic church at it's most vivid moments.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

Basilica of Our Lady of the Forsaken [in English] is a small but beautiful church and well worth the visit if in Valencia.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

Huge, nice, lots of tourists, everybody should discover it, unfortunately you have to buy a ticket but it's really wearth it. Enjoy !

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

This church is so pretty . we visited from outside during our walking Tapas tour as part of the tour with our guide Irma The Church is located in historical City Center - Virgin Square. Dont miss it uf you are in Valencia

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

This is a small basilica at Plaza de la Virgen, and is extremely popular with locals. Many reviewers were spot on that this basilica appears to be (religiously) more significant than the actual Cathedral, mainly because of the "Virgin of the Forsaken", a Catholic apparition of Virgin Mary. The basilica's dome is very pretty, but because there were many people... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

Attended a mass here with the children chorus. Great acoustic. The archeological site opposite the church is a must.

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