Basilica de la Virgen de los Desamparados, Valencia

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#5 of 27 in Historic Sites in Valencia
Religious Site Tourist Spot
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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  • How much time had passed, from the moment we left our country, to the time we have the opportunity, to enjoy again this old style Mass, but the one we remember back then, in our country, was really be...  more »
  • This is a beautiful church in the Plaza de la Virgen, filled with sculptures & artwork, with the frescoed ceiling being the highlight.  more »
  • Sits beside the Cathedral and worth a look. Much smaller inside than I was expecting but beautifully decorated. There was a service when I was there and a choir singing which was a lovely experience t...  more »
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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
  • A lovely place to site see and take it all in with a coffee
  • Fine interior. Entry is free.
  • Another great looking church in the tourist site.
  • 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.

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The Valencia city center is hugged by a river bed-turned park that leads down to the City of Arts and Sciences and harbor area. Stay along the river to be no more than a pleasant stroll away from some of the main neighborhoods and attractions. The popular El Carmen neighborhood, one of the oldest in the city, is known for its bohemian atmosphere and historical architecture, making it a popular area for daytime tourism and lively nightlife. For a selection of newer hotels and well-known shops, you can opt to stay in the city's commercial district of Colon Street, only a short walk from the old center and well-connected by the metro. For a laid-back, sun-filled retreat, El Cabanyal is a quiet residential neighborhood near the city's main beach.
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