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Basilica de la Macarena

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Address: Calle Becquer 1, 41002 Seville, Spain
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This church houses La Esperanza, the weeping statue of the Virgin Mary,...

This church houses La Esperanza, the weeping statue of the Virgin Mary, patroness of bullfighters.

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Very satisfying church

Architecturally everything seems harmonious from the geometric facade with the four bell tower to the wonderful Neobaroque interior. Constructed in the 20th century the church... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Architecturally everything seems harmonious from the geometric facade with the four bell tower to the wonderful Neobaroque interior. Constructed in the 20th century the church contains the revered 17th century image of The Virgen de la Esperanza. The alter-piece is decorated in striking gold and silver in the classical style and the roof is Baroque but not overly ornate. There... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Even if you are of no religious persuasion you need to take a visit here just to admire the amazing and opulent altar area and the equally stunning ceiling.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The less than impressive exterior gives a false impression of the inside - one of the most beautiful churches in Seville - well worth a visit and a moment of quiet contemplation.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was really amazed when in, the richness of the altar and the architecture of hte church is wonderfull. must to see!

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Victoria, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This church does not look so inviting from the outside, however, the moment you step inside, the main alter and two side altars will leave you breathless.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 17, 2016

The church is nice and very good keeping, also is free because it still working for the ordinary cult, not like the cathedral. but it is difficult find something more impresive than the cathedral and the Macarena is pretty far from this, so if you are just for few days in Seville leave this point in B plan. But this... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 11, 2016

Most beautiful statue of Virgin Mary that I have seen. This image will move you to tears. The statue alone is worth a visit though church is out of the way. Totally worth cab ride to and from it. There is no charge to view the church. However there is a charge for museum which we skipped. The people managing... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 30, 2016

The protector Seville , beautiful churche with many customs of Jesus christes and his mother . Worth the visit !

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 25, 2016 via mobile

The Macarena basilica is the example of the devout nature of Sevillians. Semana Santa must be incredible to witness. Bucketlist material if you fancy this.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 20, 2016

The image of the Virgin Mary in this church is one of the favorite images for the Sevillanos and they like to pray in this church to this Virgin Mary because she is supposed to hear prayers and cause miracles. The church is not the most beautiful, but it is interesting.

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