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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
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Wonderful church with amazing artwork

It was always busy during Fallas Festival so we went twice when it was less busy. Very homey compared to the larger Cathedral. Heard a homily by the priest and there were lots of... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
Lorne R
Ottawa, Canada
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Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

It was always busy during Fallas Festival so we went twice when it was less busy. Very homey compared to the larger Cathedral. Heard a homily by the priest and there were lots of worshippers attending.

Thank Lorne R
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Lovely to sit here and people watch but restaurants are overpriced and keen to move you on if you only want a drink.

Thank Pat M
Exeter, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

a very unusually designed church with a beautiful painted ceiling and chapels. it's free to enter and one can also see some interesting architecture

Thank Sharon M
Sofia, Bulgaria
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017

It is located next to the Cathedral at the Virgin square. The building is small and simple from outside, inside there are a lot of decoration. Worth visiting it.

Thank Jivko V
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016

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 31 October 2016

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.

Thank WelshFarmer
Helsinki, Finland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 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!

Thank AriHelsinki
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.

Thank Elaine F
Brussels, Belgium
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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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