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Basilica de Nuestra Senora del Pilar

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Address: Plaza del Pilar, 50003 Zaragoza, Spain
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A wonderful city to visit with splendid views of this ancient city.At every corner there is some historical site.Easy access too with helpful Tourist Information offices

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A wonderful city to visit with splendid views of this ancient city.At every corner there is some historical site.Easy access too with helpful Tourist Information offices

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This basilica is too big for me. It was one of the first things we saw in Zaragoza (you can't miss it!) and it almost put me off the city, until I discovered the smaller and friendlier corners. From the outside, it overwhelms the human beings on the square, and in the inside, there are vast acres of floor space... More 

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Suffolk, Virginia
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited the Saturday before Easter and the plaza and Basilica were busy. It is large and very pretty and entry is free. After being in Rome and Barcelona, it was difficult to appreciate this as much as we should have. It is well worth a visit if you are here.

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San Antonio, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Well worth seeing even if they won't let you take photos. The church-within-a-church is absolutely gorgeous.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 216 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

An enormous basilica cathedral & a must-do whilst in Zaragoza. At various times during the day they play not only the church bells, but also what sounds like a choir singing for a few minutes- I think 8am, 12 noon & 8pm. Where earplugs if you are staying nearby & a light sleeper! There is a lift up one of... More 

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Beaver Creek, Colorado
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Zaragoza is off the tourist trail but stop for a night if you can. Stay in the city at the Alfonso or Gaya Hotels. Make the short walk to the Plaça Pilar and the Basilica. For such a small town the history is amazing. Catch the Basilica early in the morning or at dusk for best photo oops. Walk across... More 

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Whitby, Canada
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I wish I had seen the previous review that mentioned the elevator up the tower. Hopefully there will be another visit here in the future. This is one beautiful cathedral. Admission is free but I would gladly pay to visit. Some sections were closed while we were there, but there was more than enough to admire.

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Reviewed 19 April 2017

El Pilar is absolutely beautiful, and if you enjoy art and architecture, you will want to spend quite a while making your way around the building. General entrance is free; you can pay 3 euros to see a small relic museum inside, but in my opinion this one room display is definitely not worth the charge. You will want to... More 

1 Thank erintheexplorer
Puerto de Mazarron, Spain
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Reviewed 18 April 2017

We visited on Easter Sunday,the Church is huge,the biggest we've ever seen,amazing architecture,beautiful ceilings and decorations. A must see.

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Reviewed 16 April 2017

The Pilar is a magnificent building, especially seen from outside by the old bridge but also inside. We did not find information explaining history or art inside but it can be looked up before or after. We only spent 20 minutes inside and did not check if towers could be visited (probably not)

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