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Basilica de la Virgen de los Desamparados

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Neighbourhood: La Seu
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Address: Plaza de la Virgen, s/n, Valencia, Spain
Phone Number: +34 963 91 86 11
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Fabulous Dome Frescoes & Decor!

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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 26 September 2016

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

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Helsinki, Finland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 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!

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Province of Alicante, Spain
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 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.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 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 24 June 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

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 June 2016

Beautiful to say the least.Although I'm not catholic to sit somewhere so awe inspiring was a privilege.The sound coming from the young choir boys was an honour.A must see.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 June 2016

The stunning alter is topped by an amazing ceiling painted with scenes of heaven. The chandeliers are sparkling and the whole atmosphere is serene.

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