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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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  • We were there in the early evening so it was quiet. The sun was starting to set. Beautiful location. Lovely old building. Sweet retreat. Just to sit and refresh your life…. Visited in 2009  more »
  • We took this trail without much expectation about the church but wanted for an easy walk after two days of 4-5 hours walk on trails. It was an easy walk which is also suitable for families and the chu...  more »
  • Nice historical monument. Precious late XXth century church praying Meritxell, Madonna that protects the country. Nice story regarding the old church. Definitely fantastic visit, you cannot forget it.  more »
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  • 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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  • 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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  • MD of Meritxell protects the Valley of Andorra and Catalonia in turn
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  • 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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