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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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Bruges, Belgium
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45 reviews 45 reviews
25 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

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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134 reviews 134 reviews
17 attraction reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

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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59 reviews 59 reviews
12 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
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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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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52 reviews 52 reviews
25 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
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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10 reviews 10 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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21 reviews 21 reviews
7 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
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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59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
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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119 helpful votes 119 helpful votes
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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