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Basilica of Santa Maria

Placa Mossen Cinto Verdaguer, s / n, 17486, Castello d'Empuries, Spain
+34 972 15 80 19
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Poignant

A wonderfully historic church that spans the centuries architecturally, with a nice Catalan Gothic... read more

Reviewed 28 July 2017
crawfie
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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
A church with some interesting carvings!

The alter and entrance porch have some intricate carvings, which are beautiful and interesting... read more

Reviewed 21 June 2017
auntieshaz21
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Lanton, France
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  • Very good33%
  • Average9%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Placa Mossen Cinto Verdaguer, s / n, 17486, Castello d'Empuries, Spain
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Reviewed 28 July 2017

A wonderfully historic church that spans the centuries architecturally, with a nice Catalan Gothic arch. Don't usually agree with paying to enter churches, (would rather donate) but made an exception here. The elephant in the room is the lack of information on the relatively bare...More

Thank crawfie
Reviewed 21 June 2017

The alter and entrance porch have some intricate carvings, which are beautiful and interesting - especially the alter. Otherwise, nothing to write home about, it's just another church!

Thank auntieshaz21
Reviewed 22 March 2017

I looked at recent reviews and discovered that people missed some important things. I had to put in a recent date to post this, but in 1974 a traffic jam sent on the main north south highway sent us to camp on the beach before...More

Thank allynnc
Reviewed 27 January 2017

Basilica of Santa Maria is an old gothic Spanish church with very nice sculptures and fresques, a somptuous architecture, merite a visit when in Castello.

Thank Manuela L
Reviewed 19 October 2016

We were staying at a little hotel just down the block. Unfortunately we got there in the late afternoon and left in the morning so we did not have much time in Castello d'Empuries. That evening the church was closed and in the morning it...More

Thank wacotom
Reviewed 25 August 2016 via mobile

We cycled through and enjoyed popping in. Situated in an impressive old village, had a delicious tomato salad on the square.

Thank Tryunderthethatch
Reviewed 27 July 2016

Quite a surprising find in the middle of Castello. The Basilica is massive, a truly amazing piece of architecture. Well worth taking the time to take in all the different angles and different parts of the building. My children were in awe of the place.

Thank kdw72
Reviewed 14 October 2015 via mobile

Church of Santa Maria or Cathedral of Emporda- is one of few gothic churches located in a rural area. Simply stunning in its architecture. When you first walk through the doors its seems rather dark and cold, however as you walk towards the beautifully detailed...More

Thank PenelopeMelbourne
Reviewed 7 August 2015

Dominating the charming and atmospheric town of Castello d'Empuries, the Basilica speaks of a time when religion and politics were closely intertwined, and the local Counts were hugely ambitious. Architecturally interesting, wide a huge and wide nave, containing the tombs of several local rulers and...More

1  Thank Fionnuala22
Reviewed 11 June 2015

Beautiful, architecture amazing. Museum well worth a visit within the basilica for 2euros. Basilica is beautiful, so peaceful

Thank Sheila B
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