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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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Mesmerizing capilla in honor of Ntra Sra del Pilar

We visited mid morning and the basilica was busy. The gift shop is difficult to navigate- too small and too many people and only one cashier! Old church worth visiting in the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We visited mid morning and the basilica was busy. The gift shop is difficult to navigate- too small and too many people and only one cashier! Old church worth visiting in the heart of OldTowne Zaragoza, the town founded by August-Cesare- saragoza...

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Texas City, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Totally different in design than any other cathedrals we visited. Stands majestic with its colorful domes and pillars. You could even spot the site from a distance on the A 2 highway. We were there end of the daylight and we also saw it when lights came on in the dark. Even better sight at night on how it glows.... More 

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Ridgefield, Connecticut
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We stopped in Zaragoza in the later afternoon to break up our drive from Barcelona to San Sebastian. The Basilica so dominated the skyline of the city that it made the GPS unnecessary. In a word, the exterior is striking.... different from any duomo or basilica that I can recall seeing in our travels around Europe. The spires are more... More 

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Leonia, New Jersey
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Very nice, large roofline with some color. The main alter is very impressive. No photos , supposedly allowed. First church given to Mary. Reasonable places to eat in plaza in front of church. Nice.

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Aix-en-Provence, France
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

If you are visiting for religious reasons, the Pilar will no doubt meet your expectations. From a cultural point of view, there may be some elements of architectural or artistic interest here, but they are so swamped in religiosity that it is impossible to appreciate them.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This location is full of shopping and cafe's. I noticed at 8pm that the church bells would ring, and they would play a choir singing. It was very nice.. There are multiple bell towers in the same square, so they politely have them offset so they don't all ring at the same time. I did not go in the church,... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The place is huge. And free. So whats not to like? It is easy to forget that this is a church (with people praying) and not just a tourist attraction - some tourists were actually taking photos of the priests doing mass (which the security guards did not like! And is very rude!). It is nice to look around and... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You can book a tour or take an unescorted walk around. We chose the latter and loved it. The basilica is rich in history and tells a very long story of Zaragoza's occupancy. The chruch community is obvioulsy strong and adds a liveliness and vibrance to anyone fortunate enough to join them for a visit. It is located next to... More 

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Miami, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Get ready to see Goya in its best! I am speechless and when you are done walk East 100 ye=ards to a GOYA Museum, what a treat!

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Just go in and wonder. Photos are not allowed but enjoy the memories you take away. You don't have to religious to be affected by this.

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