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Basilica de Nuestra Senora del Pilar

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Address: Plaza del Pilar, 50003 Zaragoza, Spain
Phone Number: 976-39-74-97
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A beautiful church, amazing paintings of young Goya

An interesting visit, in this important church in catholic Spain. Take time to admire the paintings of young Goya, really beautiful.

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Paul B
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Geneva, Geneve, Switzerland

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Geneva, Geneve, Switzerland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

An interesting visit, in this important church in catholic Spain. Take time to admire the paintings of young Goya, really beautiful.

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Newport Beach, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

When touring Spain and its historical sites, it is easy to forget that some of these historic sites are still functioning places of worship. The Basilica de Nuestra Senora del Pilar is stunning and impressive both inside, outside and is still functioning as a an active place of worship. Even on a Wednesday morning, services will happen. As a historical... More 

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Vancouver, B.C.
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Very impressive on the outside & really our reason for stopping in Zaragoza so a big disappointment that the inside is so discordant & unattractive, in my opinion. I'd say not to bother, but your tastes might run counter to mine & then you'd miss it. It's right there so you might as well.

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The church itself is huge but forgettable I will have to admit. The views of the city and the colorful tiled roof of the church from the tower however is amazing. They charge a small fee to take the elevator up but it is worth it.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

OK so it may sound a bit weird to review a lift in a basilica of this much historic significance. But it is truly an exhilarating ride and then climb (I think it was about 4E per person). NOT FOR THE faint hearted. The views out over Z to the plains are spectacular. If you don't like heights then stick... More 

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Clarksville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Basilica is gorgeous inside and out. I really enjoyed looking spires of the roof and the decorative tile that covered many of them. The inside is also full of attractive chapels, and enormous altarpieces and alter canopies. This is a must see if in Zaragoza, and frankly, I don't think you could miss it if you tried.

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Jerusalem, Israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have seen maybe umpteen cathedrals in Europe, but this is really a must see. With its many architectural styles, chapels and exquisite frescoes (including by Goya and Vazquez), don't miss this one. If you can time your visit correctly for a Sunday, the organ is also fantastic.

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Libertyville, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Pilar is the at the top of things to do in Zaragoza... The church itself is on a scale that nearly rivals St. Peter's in Rome, it's really that big. The inside is full of chapels and artifacts that truly inspire ... not the least of which are a pair of unexploded bombs dropped during the Spanish Civil War.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you visit Zaragoza you shouldnot miss visting this beautiful basilica. Both the inside and the outside have outstanding areas to watch. You will respect what mankind has done in this city when you go around this Basilica. You can take beautiful pictures from the bridges over the Ebro river. A must see attraction in Zaragoza. I couldnot see it... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Really impressive building. Beautiful both on the inside and from the outside. Thumbs up for not charging anything to enter the church.

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