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Basilica Menor de Santa Maria

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Basilica Menor de Santa Maria

218 Reviews
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Calle Dean Espinosa 1, 11630 Arcos de la Frontera Spain
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We have included the most beautiful places in the area on this tour - you shouldn't miss them! Ronda is for sure is the pearl of this area - located in the rocks it offers magnificent views! Zahara de la Sierra and Arcos de la Frontera are other amazing locations - a hidden in mountains White Hill Towns. On this tour, we offer you to explore it with our great guide.
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Wrldadvent wrote a review Oct 2019
Toronto, Canada351 contributions100 helpful votes
Definitely worth walking by the Basilica while touring Arcos. It does not have the Moorish influences of many of the other churches
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Date of experience: October 2019
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Jo_and_Tom wrote a review Oct 2019
Anna, Ohio1,420 contributions224 helpful votes
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This church was the winner in contest between San Pedro and Santa Maria. The pope gave the nod to Santa Maria and it became the Basiica while San Pedro was just a church. It is an old church and very beautiful inside. The outside has some problems do to weathering as well as maintenance. I saw many plants growing on the side of the church just below the towers. The outside is so worn in places, you can't make out what the carving says or was. The inside is neat. Considering attractions, Arcos is mainly three churches therefore you are limited on what to see.
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Date of experience: September 2019
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ERIC W wrote a review Sep 2019
Knoxville, Tennessee3,750 contributions186 helpful votes
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We had to return a couple times until this church was actually open. It’s two Euros per person to get in and we’ll worth the money. I thought the church and architecture were absolutely incredible
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Date of experience: September 2019
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SteveSilverman wrote a review Jul 2019
Miami121 contributions58 helpful votes
This where many people go to take pictures from the top. The view is outstanding but it is very crowded and you have to drive many tight streets to get there. Easier to walk up
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Date of experience: June 2019
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Thewanderingwinos wrote a review Jun 2019
Brighton, United Kingdom530 contributions305 helpful votes
We popped in here mainly to escape the heat. A completely unfriendly and unwelcoming woman robotically took our 4 euros (2 each) and we were admitted to its dark interior. It is a mixture of different styles inside from different ages, huge incredibly ornate gold dripped altarpieces full of figurines, beautifully detailed murals on the walls and stonework full of imagery, there really is something for everyone here. There are lots of really interesting and intriguing artifacts, a giant candle, the remains of a martyr, a wall-sized picture of a giant holding a palm tree and collections of devotional tokens, you would get so much more out of a visit here with some help and information about the pieces. Definitely worth a look around, obviously try to avoid the times when there are services on.
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Date of experience: June 2019
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