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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  • A beautiful Basilica where the Virgen de los Desamparados "LA CHEPERUDETA" is located in the Altar. Place fecuentado by all the Valencians and crowds of tourists. It is advisable to visit the Christ of LA COVETA.
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  • a very unusually designed church with a beautiful painted ceiling and chapels. it's free to enter and one can also see some interesting architecture 
  • For believers, visit Valencia and not go to visit to the Virgen de los Desamparados, is almost a sin. The devotion of Valencia for its Virgin is extraordinary. Also for non-believers it is worth to go from all points of view and with the attached Cathedral. The plaza de la Virgen is a point of attraction for all who visit 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.