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Basilica de la Virgen de los Desamparados

Plaza de la Virgen, s/n, Valencia, Spain (La Seu)
+34 96 391 8611
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Ranked #12 of 158 Attractions in Valencia
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Religious Sites
Traveler Description: The basilica of the Virgen de los Desamparados is the sight of the statue of the namesake virgin of the basilica. The basilica, attached to the... more »
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Saint Pete Beach, Florida, USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

Located, fittingly, at the Plaza de la Virgen, this is one of the major churches In Valencia. As the term los Desamparados is a bit beyond my Spanish ability I popped into the shop and asked the lovely person working there the significance of the name. She explained, as best I could understand, that los desamparados are the lost and... More

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Malaga, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

The native Valencianos treasure the image of the Virgin of the Helpless and the church is always full of people praying. They believe that this Virgin can help them with their problems. I think that all tourists should at least see the church.

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The Hague, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Beautiful basilica, easily combined in a visit with the cathedral. Small but with a beautiful serenity.

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Steyning, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Free entry and a magical place. The architecture was unbelievable. Very busy in the evening as it is in the square which also houses the cathedral and many bars and restaurants and a great meeting place for families to get together to be seen. Wonderful fountain outside with a story to tell. Please ask to relate the story

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Merto Ny
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

The church is really lovely and contains a nationally revered statue of the Virgin Mary for special intervention. The statue is VERY extravagant and moving.This is the official Church of Valencia. The interior is beautiful. Definitely worth a visit!

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Bruges, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

This is a very nice Basilica. Though the entry fee is free, I guess most people would pay a small amount to walk into this magnificent building. The outside is not very impressive, but the inside is absolutly stunning! The building is richly decorated with gold and paintings and the ceiling is absolutly gorgeous.

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Haarlem, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

Wonderful interior. Decorative work is spectacular some might say over the top. The place was packed when we were there as I think there was some sort of service about to be held.

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Ashby de la Zouch, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

Another breath taking place that is a must when visiting Valencia. It is quiet and cool inside with the most elaborate art work. This is next to the cathedral so no excuse it has to be seen.

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Valencia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

A very beautiful church, one of the most important religious buildings for Valencian people. Next to the Gothic Cathedral gate and opposite the gorgeous Palau de la Generalitat, an emblematic place for us, many Valencians since it is a symbol of our National Identity as we are not Castilians.

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evergem
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

The outside is not so appealing, but inside is a real gem. The place is very relaxing, the placa is nice to stroll and take a rest, nice atmosphere there.

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