Santuario de Meritxell, Meritxell

4.2
#1 of 7 in Historic Sites in Canillo Parish
Walk under the freestanding archways and glimpse the mountains through the glass roof and windows of the cathedral at Santuario de Meritxell, part of a route comprised of five sanctuaries deemed important centers of Marian devotion. This sanctuary features an Andorran Roman Catholic statue depicting the apparition of the Virgin Mary that dates back to the late 12th century. It is widely considered an international destination of faith and culture. Call ahead to check opening hours and tour availabilities. Use our Canillo trip itinerary site to add Santuario de Meritxell and other attractions to your Canillo vacation plans.
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  • Temple Patron Saint of Andorra-the main attraction of the country. Quiet and tranquil place with its history (sorry, haven't got on the tour). But without excursions worth the stroll and visit the Holy Virgin Meritchel, thank her for everything.
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  • In a way it is fortunate that the old church burned down because it gave way to a creative and aesthetic building that is part of the nature that surrounds it.  more »
  • I enjoyed this site architecture. The contrast of the white and black stones reminds me to the dualities of life (the good and the evil, warm and cold, here for snow white and black for the Andorran depth of the forest we were told). The prospects offered by this religious building are wonderful, both outside and inside, and thanks to the large Bay Windows one and the other are one. The Church, although very modern is very interesting, including the statues of saints.
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  • The new interior is cold and uninviting. You will not have access to the entire building just a couple of rooms. I would only go for the impressive size and nice views. For a new place like this, you would think they would invest in better bathrooms.
  • Nice. But not easy to find way around
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  • Nice visit that a traveller must not forget. Above all visit the original Chapel.
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  • A nice place to visit
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