Basilica MacarenaCurrently Open [Closes at 02:00 pm]
- Address: Calle Bécquer, 1-3, 41002 Sevilla, Spain, Seville
- Timings: 09:00 am - 09:00 pm Details
- Phone: +34-954901800
- Ticket Price: Free
- Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
- Tags: Church, Religious Site, Statue, Family And Kids
Relatively new compared to most of the world basilicas, the Macarena was built in 1941. Macarena is what the Seville people affectionaletly call the Virgin Mary. There’s an excellent statue of her here. The carvings and the artwork scattered around the place is exquiste; the basilica and the and the artwork are amazing. You can just stroll in any time, regardless of what’s happening, and if you’re lucky you’ll see a vedding or a Christian ceremony. Also, visit the popular attractions in the city by following Seville Itinerary 3 Days.
- Make sure you visit the museum to see religious treasures.
- Entry to the Basilica is free.
- Visit to the adjacent museum: 6 EURO
- Nearby bus stations: Parlamento de Andalucía (Macarena); Munoz León (Puerta de Cordoba); San Juan de Ribera (Macarena).
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64% of people who visit Seville include Basilica Macarena in their plan
77.78% of people start their Basilica Macarena visit around 09 AM
People usually take around 2 Hrs to see Basilica Macarena
81.67% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Basilica Macarena
Astonishing building. Busy with tourists but well worth a visit.
As a tourist attraction, this church isn't particularly impressive, falling far short of many other churches in Seville. However, this church houses a famously beloved image of the Virgin Mary. I would say if you're interested in the church as a place of devotion, this place will move you greatly; if you're just interested in art and architecture and history, there are far better places to spend your time in Seville.
A must visit for Catholics and honestly any admirer of art. It’s a small church, but that only adds to its charm and grace. You will personally see how much this weeping Virgen means to the local Sevillanos. It was very inspiring. Truly a one of a kind Seville experience!
We visited many churches in our global travels, but this lovely, small, intimate basilica stole our hearts. Not the grandeur of Sevilla's impressive cathedral but a place of intense peace and tranquility. The sculpture of St.Mary above the altar is one of the most moving statues we have ever seen. Make sure you go through the left door next to the altar and watch the statue in profile. It is a life-changing experience.
Another amazing church in Seville that is far more enjoyable to visit than the cathedral. Like the Church of Salvador it's an absolute must to see during your stay.