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Santa Maria Church, Alicante

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Religious Site Church
The Basilica of Santa Maria is the oldest active church in Alicante, Spain. It was built in Valencian Gothic style between the 14th and 16th centuries over the remains of a mosque.The basilica is composed from a single nave with six side chapels located between the buttresses. In 2007, by request of the city of Alicante to the Holy See, the church was promoted to the rank of basilica.
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  • Saw this while doing a walking tour of Alicante well worth a visit opens at 11.30 and 7 pm during mass times.  more »
  • Well worth a visit, stunning inside had great free city guild marea fantastic history of this place.  more »
  • A beautiful church with a magnificent altar. The statues are a bit creepy though...a 'Weeping Madonna' was particularly disturbing but amazing nevertheless!  more »
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  • Impressive building on a beautiful square. I liked the contrast of the ancient and modern buildings.
  • Pure roasting, but nice inside.
  • Had the pleasure of being here Easter Sunday 2016 truely wonderful
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  • Worth a visit. Beautiful inside.