Santuario de Meritxell, Meritxell

4.1
#1 of 7 in Historic Sites in Canillo Parish
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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  • Excellent monument, better in the morning with light. Sanctuary dedicated to the patron saint of Andorra included in a Marian a route of 5 shrines.
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  • It is original with the arches standing, it is part of its charm. From what we saw there there are guided tours every 30 minutes.
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  • In the sanctuary we can see doors and walls of glass, we can also appreciate the old sanctuary, the current one I think is the work of the architect Bofill, I have found it very original
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  • Such a nice setting. A real sense of tranquility, beautiful views and great architecture. A must visit village only minutes of the main road.
  • Breathtaking location where old ( really really really old) meets new .. the architectural concept is great and the athmosphere is relaxing and peaceful... one star missing as there is no chance for English/ German speaking people to follow - there are quite some explaining posters/text but all in a language I don’t understand at all ( some copied papers would do great .. and it would be a Full Five Star)
  • Beautiful village and church . I've driven past the turn off for this village 100s of times, wish I'd explored it sooner. It has a great feeling of tranquility and peace, beautiful architecture, a first class restaurant and a cosy bar. Lots of free parking and superb views. If your nearby, don't bypass it. From France it's about 2 km past Canillo on the left, from Spain about 3 km past Encamp on the right
  • It was a pleasant surprise to find such a modern style inside, but the church atmosphere is very peaceful. We also liked the museum that has many models of old churches from Andorra.
  • A waste of time. There is no one there during open hours, no information and the church is mediocre at best. The old churches only has pictures of other churches, which are quite bad, and half of the rooms were closed. Don't waste your time.
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