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“A bit much for the non-religious”

Basilica de la Macarena
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Seville Sightseeing, River Cruise, Bullring and Basilica Macarena Guided Tour
Ranked #16 of 284 things to do in Seville
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: This church houses La Esperanza, the weeping statue of the Virgin Mary, patroness of bullfighters.
London, United Kingdom
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“A bit much for the non-religious”
Reviewed October 21, 2013

The Basilica Macarena is stuffed with ostentacious trinkets, which I suspect were rather lost on us. We found the bling to be in dubious taste, but it's not our religion, so no doubt the significance wasn't obvious to us. Certainly, there were plenty of people who were moved by the spectacle. This is an important site for Seville, so I think it's definitely worth seeing for that, but it depends on your view of the world on whether you'll truly enjoy it!

Visited October 2013
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“it's just...wow!”
Reviewed October 5, 2013

there are alot of churches in seville which are unbelievably....wow. can't say anything else. the main alter in gold with the christ sculpture in front, side alters and the sculptures top to bottom..breath taking.

it shouldn't bother anyone to pay an entrance fee for the renewal of these old historical churches.
this is a must to perserve these treasures!

Visited October 2013
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Earth
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“Give the cathedral a miss and come here instead”
Reviewed October 5, 2013

Beautiful church with an excellent statue of Mary. If you arrive at the right time you can go behind the altar and look back into the church.

Excellent and free. Combine this with a visit to the nearby camera obscura.

Visited October 2013
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Balzan, Malta
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“A fitting monument to the Madonna”
Reviewed October 3, 2013

The building from the outside is pretty, but does not indicate the beautiful works of art which it houses. It is a fitting monument to the love the Sevillians, and especially those living in the Macarena area, have for Our Lady.

Visited September 2013
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“Barroco style”
Reviewed September 26, 2013

Another barroco style church, it is a place where you can feel blessed and enjoy the great architecture.

Visited November 2012
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