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Address: Plaza Santa Maria, Alicante, Spain
Phone Number: +34 965 21 60 26
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A nice cathedral in Alicante

My wife and I have been to over 200 cathedrals and churches on our trips to Europe. The Santa Maria Church is quite unimpressive from the outside with just a simple limestone... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Fredericksburg, Virginia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I have been to over 200 cathedrals and churches on our trips to Europe. The Santa Maria Church is quite unimpressive from the outside with just a simple limestone facade. The church on the inside is small but is very well decorated and the altar is very special. The atmosphere is calming and restful. This is a... More 

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Stockholm, Sweden
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This church is beautiful, whether you are catholic or not you must visit it! And the amazing part of it, is that it was built on top of a muslim mosque when catholics invaded the city - the ruins of the mosque remain, so they have now built glass floors in some parts of the church and one can see... More 

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Province of Alicante, Spain
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2016

it is a great place if you want to see how typical spanixh church looks like, in summer when your on the mass, on your right side you will see the sea throug the open door

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Barnard Castle, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 11, 2016

Be aware that this is a working church not a tourist destination. It is open really just for the purposes of services and for very limited hours. When we were there we sat quietly as there was a mass taking place, taking in the atmosphere. (We are not religious). It is fairly small, and other than the altar area, not... More 

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Nuenen, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 6, 2016

I would recommend to visit this church. Have a look at thye fine Maria altar and the central one. Afterwards go to the adjacent museum of contemporary art.

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Alicante, Spain
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 26, 2016

I visited this Church again and is always a good choice when in Alicante. it s the oldest church in the city and quite nice. Worth the visit.

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 22, 2016

This old church is breathtaking when you go inside, it's ornate stonework and displays take you by surprise, it's a must see when in Alicante

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 20, 2016

If not beach weather worth a stroll through the old town and end up at the church where there a little bar / restaurant on the plaza opposite the church. Sometimes in the early evening there is live music on the plaza also adjacent to the large art gallery / museum.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 1, 2016

Another church built on the ruins of a mosque is St. Maria. Dating back to the 14th century, it has a single nave and side chapels. The church has two towers and an image of the Virgin Mary is above the doorway. Our guide said the reason why St. Maria’s was not chosen as the bishop’s church is because the... More 

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Harpenden, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 9, 2016

Pretty little church, located on the Plaza. Away from the busy main road and the start of the old town. A good place to have a drink or tapas before wandering through the busier area.

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