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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 152 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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evergem
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52 reviews 52 reviews
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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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ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Facts and information. Beautiful and historical. We found out about the March festival too! We hope to coincide our return to Valencia with St Patricks day!

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Sassenheim, The Netherlands
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

The museum is quite small situated at the back of the basilica. One would almost miss it because the entrance is on a small side street. The collection is devoted to the lady of the helpless - there are sculptures, paintings and other objects from the 14th century and later. I think if you are not or never was Catholic,... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2014

The art was amazing! Didn't get to stay very long, wish I could've. Located in a beautiful part of town with a lot of history.

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Silsbee, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2013

The Basilica is located in a lovely square in the center of old Valencia. And it is next door to the Valencia Cathedral. Admission is free. The Basilica was built between 1652 and 1667 and dedicated to the city's patron saint. Due to late arrival via cruise ship, we didn't get to this sight till after 11:00 AM and it... More

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Rostov-on-Don, Russia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2013

This church is much more interesting inside than outside. Very beautiful interior. Especially I liked the ceiling.

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London
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2013

Luckily got in, as our visit was timed with the end of a mass. Definitely worth making the effort to see the statue of the Virgin which took pride of place on the alter. Amazing to think that this is paraded around the streets during festivals - heavy weight must be very difficult to handle - especially with that amazing... More

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

Really lovely church behind the cathedral. Walked in and was taken back by the ceiling. Wow. Be careful not to enter while a service is happening mind, very busy & a quite private moment.

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2013

This was so beautiful. It was nice to explore on my own with the aid of the audio tour. Don't miss the Holy Grail Chapel, one of the last chapels, where the chalice from the Last Supper is displayed.

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Rio de Janeiro, Brasil
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2013

Beautiful church close to the cathedral and in my opinion much more attractive. The ceilings and the virgem herself are really amazing.

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