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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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  • Modern, modern eastilo sanctuary, next to the you can see the remains of the ancient Romanesque sanctuary. In winter with all snow is somewhere magical. Place of devotion and meditation. Open until 19:00 in winter. Take coins to light a candle, and make an offering!
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  • The sanctuary suffered a fire and had to reform it, they got it and it is super nice. The light that makes it unique. We were pleasantly surprised at the visit.
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  • It is a shrine of the obligatory visit where the Virgen de Meritxell is the patron saint of Andorra its history is very interesting on August 8 is celebrated the patronal feast with a memorable pilgrimage. I advise to also be able to buy souvenirs in a shop that is called home to Comet where you serve in a family way aside and you can buy souvenirs at a very affordable price
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