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

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beautiful architecture

A very nice example of a large typical Spanish church. Stunning architecture, surrounded by nice restaurants off the main strip where the lower quality eateries jostle for custom.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A very nice example of a large typical Spanish church. Stunning architecture, surrounded by nice restaurants off the main strip where the lower quality eateries jostle for custom.

Thank Sezwilco
Wakefield, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is the self-proclaimed "most beautiful building in Alicante". I suspect there will be other claimants, but it was the most impressive church we visited in Alicante. It' set in a peaceful small square. The altar is a fine ornate set-piece. Entrance is free.

Thank mikebutler46
Leeds, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The air was still and cold and the view across the valley was fantastic well worth a visit to see the church, it was a shame the building was closed but it was over the Christmas and New Year period will come back again in the summer months

Thank James P
Sebring, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 27, 2016

Historical basilica in a small square, the inside is beautiful and inviting. Bells toll all day and begs for a visit. Open twice a day afternoon and at night.

Thank payannsbills
Fredericksburg, Virginia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 20, 2016

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 November 15, 2016

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 

Thank Irene G
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

Thank Aleksandra137
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 

Thank Susan C
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.

Thank n_wiedenhof
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.

Thank Maria S

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