Basílica de Santa María, Elche

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  • In the Middle Ages was the Muslim mosque on this site which at that time was one of the ends of the old Vila Murada. When King Jaime I de Aragón conquered the city in 1265, consecrated the mosque under the advocation of Santa Maria. A first Christian Church in the Gothic style which was knocked down, and for the third time was built the current was built on its ruins. This church has a great tradition of celebrating it the Misteri d'Elx (mystery of Elche) choral work in old Valencian representing during the 14th and 15th of August every year under a papal bull granted by his Holiness Pope Urban VIII. On February 20, before the civil war, it was partially destroyed, being restored years later by the Elche Architect Antonio Serrano Peral. In the fire that suffered at the hands of Republicans in February 1936 disappeared the original image of the Virgen de la Asunción, under whose patronage is consecrated the temple, being subsequently replaced by a new, work of the sculptor José Capuz. Although the legend that a religious group could hide the image of our Lady so it wasn't destroyed. I recommend rise walk up the Tower stairs spiral, for people in good shape physics because from the top of the tower you can admire a MAGNIFICENT view of the PALMERAL of ELCHE
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  • Beautiful building, its interior features an amazing cultural monuments. You can go to the observation tower.
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  • A very very crowded church for today was palm sunday. Lots of people came to pray some to stroll and others simply because they were in town (as was I). It is a simple building wiyh some beautiful orn...  more »
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  • Beautiful building, as we entered songs were being practiced, nice atmosphere.
  • Beautiful Church
  • The very best there is in Elche and is essential to visit. If you coincides visiting Elche in the celebrations of August you can not miss the Misteri D´Elx, religious representation that represents the assumption and Coronation of the Virgin Maria. It carries celebrating since the 15TH century without interruption until today. Held every 14th and 15th of August inside the Basilica. It was declared in the 2001 World Heritage site. The basilica also has a tower that from the top you can see views of the entire city.
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  • Grandiose basilica which is in Elche, great works will find in it, as well as a beautiful and majestic organ! The Misteri d'Elx representations are very nice and recommended! Ah! And going within the established schedule it is worth climbing to the Bell Tower! Beautiful views of the city!
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  • Worth seeing.
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