Basilica de Santa Maria, Elche

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  • Called into this area while doing a trip absolutely stunning architecture was very busy due to the Holy Week celebrations unfortunately the place was closed so access was not available small windows.....  more
    Called into this area while doing a trip absolutely stunning architecture was very busy due to the Holy Week celebrations unfortunately the place was closed so access was not available small windows.....  more »
  • Across the road from the palace and MARE museum is the Basilica of Santa Maria, a modern seventeenth century building. I opted for the €2 ticket to climb the bell tower. That was quite a fun... 
    Across the road from the palace and MARE museum is the Basilica of Santa Maria, a modern seventeenth century building. I opted for the €2 ticket to climb the bell tower. That was quite a fun...  more »
  • A visit to Basilica de Santa Maria is a must if your in Elche... The bell tower is just amazing!!!! The €2 administration fee is a bargain. The 270 or so spiral staircase is not for everyone, it gets....  more
    A visit to Basilica de Santa Maria is a must if your in Elche... The bell tower is just amazing!!!! The €2 administration fee is a bargain. The 270 or so spiral staircase is not for everyone, it gets....  more »
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  • Across the road from the palace and MARE museum is the Basilica of Santa Maria, a modern seventeenth century building. I opted for the €2 ticket to climb the bell tower. That was quite a fun choice - there were about 170 steps and the last 30 or so were very narrow so my shoulders brushed each side of the stairwell! The views were impressive and you could walk onto part of the roof too. It did give an idea of the size of the palm tree oasis as well as view of the suspension bridge. On the plus side, I was certainly warmer after the climb! Outside the church are several sculptures and the doorways are also rather impressive! As my visit was on a Sunday morning I couldn't go into the church itself as there were services going on.
  • It is very nice church from inside as well as from outside. I also do recommend to climb the tower, it costs only 2 euros and it has very nice views and there are side stops on this tower. Just the last part of stairs might be difficult if you are big person, you simply won't fit.
  • Definitely worth a visit, impressive detailed church!
  • Imposing Baroque cathedral built between the years 1672-1784. The structure is an excellent example of various styles, including roccoco, neoclassical, and medieval. The original Gothic church was built on top of the Muslim mosque after Jaime I reconquered Elche, then replaced with the current one.
  • It's a beautiful building - from the outside! Unfortunately, the opening hours (April 2021) were really inconvenient (10-12:30 and 18-20:30) so that we couldn't have a look inside. But I'm sure it's worth an inside visit! Already the entrance port and it's facade is a pleasure to look at! It looks recently renovated and there's free WiFi on the square in front: Wifi4EU...

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