Basilica de Nuestra Senora del Pilar

Basilica de Nuestra Senora del Pilar

Basilica de Nuestra Senora del Pilar
4.5
What is Travelers’ Choice?
Tripadvisor gives a Travelers’ Choice award to accommodations, attractions and restaurants that consistently earn great reviews from travelers and are ranked within the top 10% of properties on Tripadvisor.
Plan your visit
See what travelers are saying
  • permia
    40,861 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Hallowed halls
    A vast edifice dominating the grand Plaza del Pilar, it was fabulous seeing it as the sun rose outlining its pinnacles. Beautiful inside, it displays a number of design styles, evidence of its distant origins and longevity. A sumptuous altar area has holy images in exquisite gold and marble. It may be the first church in history to venerate Mary, whose statue stands on a column of jasper precious stone. She has been venerated in person by kings, popes and saints.
    Visited February 2023
    Written March 14, 2023
  • Ilene M
    Glasgow, United Kingdom73 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Immense!
    The size of the Basilica takes your breath away. There is so much to see in it and the atmosphere is incredible even if you are not religious. When we were there was was a youth pilgrimage and lots of groups were assembling outside, singing and playing music. This added to the atmosphere and it was lovely to see them expressing their faith and enjoying the experience once they entered the building. The view of the Basilica from the Puente de Piedra is impressive both in the day time and at night when it is illuminated. Another good place to appreciate the roofs and spires is from the Tourist Information Office tower at the end of the square.
    Visited August 2023
    Written August 12, 2023
  • elawson
    628 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great stop when driving between Madrid and Barcelona
    Situated beside a river, this makes an impressive photo from a number of angles. The inside is gorgeous but unfortunately, you can't take photos. The ceilings are amazing. And entrance is free! They still hold services in the church so you should be quiet while visiting. I actually love that it's still in use. The church's entrance is actually on the town side and opens out into a huge plaza where they seem to hold concerts. There's a few restaurants along the plaza and near the parking garage entrance. It's just very convenient to everything.
    Visited October 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written October 10, 2023
  • Paul F
    Chesterfield, United Kingdom2,537 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Grand Architecture
    Having arrived late and eaten late my colleague who knew the area asked if I wanted to see the Basilica....how could I refuse. It's an incredible building, Grand and Ornate don't do justice to this historical, religious place. Really want to come back and explore in more detail when I can.
    Visited February 2024
    Traveled with friends
    Written February 24, 2024
These reviews are the subjective opinion of Tripadvisor members and not of TripAdvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Most Recent: Reviews ordered by most recent publish date in descending order.

Detailed Reviews: Reviews ordered by recency and descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as wait time, length of visit, general tips, and location information.

Popular mentions

4.5
4.5 of 5 bubbles8,120 reviews
Excellent
5,888
Very good
1,844
Average
327
Poor
38
Terrible
23

Jackasian
Sydney, Australia421 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2022 • Couples
A Basilic church that has a miraculous beginning.
I have never thought that I will be inside this wonderful church.
It is breathtaking to see how the church was made and the designs and history that only walls of the church can tell.
If you are religious or just coming in Zaragoza for a tour, you must see this church.
Written April 24, 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Ilene M
Glasgow, UK73 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023
The size of the Basilica takes your breath away. There is so much to see in it and the atmosphere is incredible even if you are not religious. When we were there was was a youth pilgrimage and lots of groups were assembling outside, singing and playing music. This added to the atmosphere and it was lovely to see them expressing their faith and enjoying the experience once they entered the building. The view of the Basilica from the Puente de Piedra is impressive both in the day time and at night when it is illuminated. Another good place to appreciate the roofs and spires is from the Tourist Information Office tower at the end of the square.
Written August 12, 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

GypsyLily
31 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2021
It is a majestic Basilica with an overwhelming sense of history. The small chapel
where you will find La Virgen del Pilar is a true sanctuary. The babies are presented to the Virgin upon their Baptism. The altars of the Basilica are carved alabaster,there
are Goya paintings on the ceilings etc etc
Worth a visit even if you are not religious
Written September 3, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

elawson
philadelphia area628 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Couples
Situated beside a river, this makes an impressive photo from a number of angles. The inside is gorgeous but unfortunately, you can't take photos. The ceilings are amazing. And entrance is free!
They still hold services in the church so you should be quiet while visiting. I actually love that it's still in use.
The church's entrance is actually on the town side and opens out into a huge plaza where they seem to hold concerts. There's a few restaurants along the plaza and near the parking garage entrance. It's just very convenient to everything.
Written October 10, 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Thomas L
Leeds, UK66 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022 • Couples
This is a beautiful basilica in the heart of Zaragoza. Entrance is free. It is worth seeing the frescos on the walls and ceilings, especially the one by Goya. There is also such a great amount of history here, especially seeing where the two bombs came through and the bombs themselves during the war. Well worth a visit and try to guess the colour of the Pilar's 'dress'!
Written December 22, 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

permia
Ireland40,861 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023
A vast edifice dominating the grand Plaza del Pilar, it was fabulous seeing it as the sun rose outlining its pinnacles.

Beautiful inside, it displays a number of design styles, evidence of its distant origins and longevity. A sumptuous altar area has holy images in exquisite gold and marble.

It may be the first church in history to venerate Mary, whose statue stands on a column of jasper precious stone. She has been venerated in person by kings, popes and saints.
Written March 14, 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Christian M
Copenhagen, Denmark4,047 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023
The impressive and beautiful basilica of Zaragoza is a delightful experience whether you see it from the inside or the outside.

And entrance is free! That’s how it should be - churches belong to the people. The cathedral of Zaragoza charges €7 for adults which is outrageous… so thank you for the noble gesture, basilica admin.
Written January 5, 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Gini Silver
Dallas, TX7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
I had always heard about this place from my friends and after visiting the Basilica I can agree with all they mentioned to me. This a must see place if you are in Zaragoza. We recommend staying one night in Zaragoza travelling between Barcelona and Madrid.
Written February 25, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

NYC_Nomad404
New York City, NY2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Couples
One of the largest Basilica’s I have ever seen. There are almost two churches inside with numerous chapels (9). Well worth a visit. There is less traffic later in the afternoon as the tour groups wind down.
Written January 5, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

jabberwockies
Mandeville, LA479 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
A beautiful basilica, one of the nicest we have been to in Europe. Not nearly as crowded as other "more popular" locations, this allowed us to take our time and really appreciate it. There is a bridge nearby (Puente de Piedra) that is a great place for a selfie with the basilica in the background. Don't miss going at night when it is illuminated!
Written September 10, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Showing results 1-10 of 880
Is this your Tripadvisor listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim your listing

Basilica de Nuestra Senora del Pilar, Zaragoza

Frequently Asked Questions about Basilica de Nuestra Senora del Pilar



Attractions near Basilica de Nuestra Senora del Pilar: View all attractions near Basilica de Nuestra Senora del Pilar on Tripadvisor

Basilica de Nuestra Senora del Pilar Information

Excellent Reviews

5,888

Very Good Reviews

1,844

Basilica de Nuestra Senora del Pilar Photos

5,318