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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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Simple outside, inside to take your breath away

Wonderfully over the top statue of the virgin and an exquisite painted dome ceiling (also pretty extravagant) which is breathtaking. Clearly a very special place for worshippers... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 23, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

Wonderfully over the top statue of the virgin and an exquisite painted dome ceiling (also pretty extravagant) which is breathtaking. Clearly a very special place for worshippers so respect this. The following day thousands of people were queueing all day to visit on the holy day.

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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

The profoundly spiritual 16th century music of Alonso Lobo, Tomas Luis de la Victoria and Francisco Guerrero seems light years away from the gaudy, barrow-boy kitsch which came to decorate Spanish and Latin American churches about a century later. I love the music but certainly not the glitter. La Basilica, built next to Valencia's Catedral Catolica, suffers from this blight... More 

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York, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

A beautiful altar. This formed the back drop for the concert the night before. The church was I use for a formal service of prayer and communion so I did not tarry long.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

Right next to the cathedral this is a totally different place with its elaborate ceiling and small elaborately decorated area. Outside the architecture is interesting with a large mural carpet decorating the front of the church. Well worth a visit

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Umea, Sweden
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

It's such a cool place to just say a prayer in even if you practice no faith. It is the Vatican of Valencia I'd say. There seems to be a mass going on every other hour. A nice place to do a wedding. Keep that in mind.

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San Francisco, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

Valencians have their own Virgin and this basilica has her statue. It's a nice basilica. Not big. It's at the plaza de la virgen, so it is easy to check it out.

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Stockbridge, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

The art works and the frescoes were outstanding. Be sure to get the audio guide and plan on spending 1 1/2 hours. The cup that Christ used at the last supper is believed to be kept in a side chapel - well worth the visit. And don't forget to climb the bell tower, the views are wonderful. I

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

One of the most beautiful churches I have ever been to. Very icky to ave attended a choir mass.moving ceremony in a stunning place. Although small the Church was beautifully and the altar was exquisite.

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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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San Diego, California
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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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