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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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Aunque está muy cerca de la carretera principal, fue todo un atrevimiento visitar este Santuario la tarde que lo hicimos, en la que estaba cayendo una tremenda nevada, tal y como se puede ver en la fo... more »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 -View original
Cuesta comparar con otras iglesias tipicas del pirineo Es muy atrevida dsu arquitectura y poco acogedora para visitarHard to compare with other churches, typical of the Pyrenees is very daring dsu architecture and little cozy to visitView original
Fuimos a esquiar a El Tarter y descubrí, a través de TripAdvisor, que estaba el Santuario de Meritxell -que corresponde a la ruta mariana junto con los santuarios del Pilar, Torreciudad, Montserrat y ... more »We went to El Tarter ski and I discovered, via TripAdvisor, the sanctuary of Meritxell - which corresponds to the Marian route together with the shrines of del Pilar, Torreciudad, Montserrat and Lourdes, just 8 kilometres away, was coming to Canillo. We were going to go by bus, but from where left us the bus to the shrine will be about 3 kms in "up"... Has an architecture modern designed by an architect-Bonfill-of Barcelona. It is "cool" and very cute... for Catholics, not only has an architectural design to enjoy it is a place that inspires great peace. Our Sra of Meritxell is the patron saint of the Principality of Andorra. Now in winter it is open until 7: 00 pm and there is only mass on Saturday at 18. You can buy there mariano passport where there same sealed the visit. Worth a go, it is simple, fresh, modern... and very cute...View original
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