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. Using our world travel planner, Canillo attractions like Santuario de Meritxell can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • August 17, 2017
    The shrine is dedicated to the national patron of the Virgin of Meritxell, Andorra. It is different from the more common in Andorra, related to leisure in their different variables.
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  • August 17, 2017
    The sanctuary is fine, between the villages of Andorra la Vella, Ordino and Canillo. I advise that you expect and do the tour so I explain everything, it's free and you understand what happened and was. The new sanctuary was made after burning in a few years. Only there are replicas but I recommend that you see it. It has a library with almost 2000 Bibles translated into all languages. Ah! And with free parking, that is to say!
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  • August 16, 2017
    It has two churches: the old restored after a fire, and large and spectacular modern l. They have exhibition of scale models of Romanesque churches in Andorra, and Bibles in the world.
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  • June 5, 2017
    Very recommended visit of andorra. A very beautiful monument to visit near the mountains of Andorra with good views. They guided his enclosure
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  • June 10, 2017
    Quiet place, historical and spiritual, where we can see the modern reconstruction of the Shrine after the fire of the 70s
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  • June 26, 2017
    MD of Meritxell protects the Valley of Andorra and Catalonia in turn
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  • February 9, 2017
    Although it is very close to the main road, it was all a dare visit this shrine the afternoon we did, in which was falling a tremendous snowfall, as you can see in the photo. The views from the sanctuary must be very beautiful, although we could not appreciate them. The environment is full of peace and quiet. It is a sanctuary designed in 1976 by the Spanish Ricardo Bofill, about the ancient Romanesque Sanctuary which burned nearly almost entirely in 1972, including the Romanesque sculpture of the Virgin - that there is a copy -
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