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Basilica de la Virgen de los Desamparados

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Address: Plaza de la Virgen, s/n, Valencia, Spain
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valencia churches

a very unusually designed church with a beautiful painted ceiling and chapels. it's free to enter and one can also see some interesting architecture

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Sharon M
Exeter, United Kingdom
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Exeter, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

a very unusually designed church with a beautiful painted ceiling and chapels. it's free to enter and one can also see some interesting architecture

Thank Sharon M
Sofia, Bulgaria
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 11, 2017

It is located next to the Cathedral at the Virgin square. The building is small and simple from outside, inside there are a lot of decoration. Worth visiting it.

Thank Jivko V
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 17, 2016

This Baroque style basilica w/ blue tiled dome was built between 1652-67 and is located right next to the Cathedral in the historic center of Valencia. The 1st Baroque construction was originally built for the noble disabled but later incl. the homeless, elderly and mentally ill. The colorful exterior has 5 entrances but the door near the archway connecting the... More 

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Newcastle, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 30, 2016

This building looks very plain from the outside but the inside is a different story. It is relatively small but it is ornate with lots of gilding and decorations. It is definitely worth a look after the cathedral to see the marked difference.

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Cowbridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 25, 2016

Well worth a visit to this very beautiful Basilica. There are several Masses every day and two in the evenings.

Thank WelshFarmer
Helsinki, Finland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 12, 2016

Plaza de la Virgen and Basilica de la Virgen de los Desamparados. Of course the Cathedral of Valencia is magnificent and Miguelete Bell Tower is superb but do not miss this Basilica. It is so richly decorated. Go in and enjoy its beauty!

Thank AriHelsinki
Province of Alicante, Spain
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 3, 2016

Worth a look. This is the basilica where the statue of the Virgin is kept. She is central to the Fallas fiesta in March.

Thank Elaine F
Brussels, Belgium
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 28, 2016 via mobile

Particular Church, to central plant with asymmetric dome located right in the main square of Valencia. It's the usual background of all major cultural and religious events that take place in the city. Honestly I found very uninteresting when compared to other churches of Valencia. It's worth visiting because it's right downtown, but you should not have high expectations and... More 

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San Juan, Puerto Rico
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 30, 2016

Lovely church in the traditional style. It was very moving to see people coming to sing to Mary at midday. More than just a tourist attraction.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 24, 2016 via mobile

This is a lovely church to visit it has a lot of gold ornate features and is quite different to the large flashy churches in Barcelona there is a lovely plaza next to it with a fountain

Thank Leanne J

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