Basilica de la Virgen de los Desamparados, Valencia

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For an authentic, beautiful attraction, visit Basilica de la Virgen de los Desamparados and admire the statue and its surroundings. The female figure was constructed in a Gothic style with a Byzantine face and long hair decorated with jewels. This woman is a Catholic apparition attributed to the Virgin Mary, patroness of Valencia, and also one of seven patrons of the autonomous communities of Spain. The statue is set in a lively square in the center of old Valencia. Don’t miss the nearby cathedral and church. This site gets very crowded with tourists. Put Basilica de la Virgen de los Desamparados and other Valencia attractions into our Valencia itinerary maker, and watch your holiday take shape.
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  • This has a stunning ceiling painting and many facintating chapels. Portraits of recent Popes line one wall that was interesting to see. It is actively used for worship so remembering to be respectful ...  more »
  • very nice experience. We were here with Las Fallas and then this is a very special tradition! you see 2 days all flowers come over and offer the Falles to hold image! a must see if you're here in March!
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  • The Virgen de los Desamparados, known as "the chepereudeta" the Valencia, is the patron saint of the city, and very loved by the Valencian people. Visit the basilica is to contemplate the fervor of the people. who attends his "mother" when you have a need. It is impressive in its transfer of the same Festival, after the mass of infants, time that the enthusiasm of the Valencians overflows. His visit is a must for anyone who comes close to Valencia
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  • Particular Church, to central plant with asymmetric dome located right in the main square of Valencia. It's the usual background of all major cultural and religious events that take place in the city. Honestly I found very uninteresting when compared to other churches of Valencia. It's worth visiting because it's right downtown, but you should not have high expectations and above all, you must be aware that if you have little time go anywhere else. @gargio76
  • Very beautiful church build in the 17th century. It is not very big, but attract with beauty, it is the church for local valencianos. The amount of fresh flowers around the main altar is magnificent, the nice smell from the flowers is divine.
  • Once you have been inside the basilica go around the back of the building and look for the glass doors, there is a small museum of religious art upstairs. It cost 2€ and you get a guided tour in Spanish.
  • Part of a wonderful plaza. Great area to hang out. Note the unusual Star of David in the design of the basilica.
  • Nice church with rich decorated walls and ceiling.