Santuario de Meritxell, Meritxell

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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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  • As whenever you visit a place of worship, is necessary to keep an open mind and I think that it should be noted from the point of view of religion, culture and construction and all the options that you can think I visit temples of all cultures and certainly always me print Onan, moreover this temple is the caked life where it is located on Meritxell (noon light) you must visit the old church and see excellent rehabilitation / adaptation by keeping its real structure and knowing his history on the other hand there is need to know the new sanctuary and observe from La Luz Center that really reflects wore much coming to Andorra, but until today I had never been and certainly deserved the penalty visit it
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  • Unusually, outwardly not too impressive (IMHO), but totally awesome inside. Bright, soothing atmosphere of the temple. Interesting history of the restoration of the Church after the fire-Andorra-wide built. In the exhibition hall layouts are here the main Andorran temples, a kind of history of religious architecture in the country. I also liked the way this complex of Canillo-easy trail over the mountains through the village of Prats, passes by one of the ancient churches, Pilgrim Cross and Chapel. Highly recommend.
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  • The sanctuary of Meritxell is a church different from all the others. Modern and simple, is a quiet place, at least at the last minute (about 6 p.m.). It contrasts with the current design of the Temple of the Virgin and child carved a few centuries ago. Highly recommended.
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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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