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Basilica of Santa Maria

Placa Mossen Cinto Verdaguer, s / n, 17486 Castello d'Empuries, Spain
+34 972 15 80 19
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Highlight of trip to Spain

I looked at recent reviews and discovered that people missed some important things. I had to put... read more

Reviewed 22 March 2017
allynnc
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Norman, Oklahoma
Basilica of Santa Maria / Castello d'Empuries

Basilica of Santa Maria is an old gothic Spanish church with very nice sculptures and fresques, a... read more

Reviewed 26 January 2017
Manuela L
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Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
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22 Mar 2017
“Highlight of trip to Spain”
26 Jan 2017
“Basilica of Santa Maria / Castello d'Empuries”
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Placa Mossen Cinto Verdaguer, s / n, 17486 Castello d'Empuries, Spain
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+34 972 15 80 19
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Reviewed 22 March 2017

I looked at recent reviews and discovered that people missed some important things. I had to put in a recent date to post this, but in 1974 a traffic jam sent on the main north south highway sent us to camp on the beach before...More

Thank allynnc
Reviewed 26 January 2017

Basilica of Santa Maria is an old gothic Spanish church with very nice sculptures and fresques, a somptuous architecture, merite a visit when in Castello.

Thank Manuela L
Reviewed 18 October 2016

We were staying at a little hotel just down the block. Unfortunately we got there in the late afternoon and left in the morning so we did not have much time in Castello d'Empuries. That evening the church was closed and in the morning it...More

Thank wacotom
Reviewed 24 August 2016 via mobile

We cycled through and enjoyed popping in. Situated in an impressive old village, had a delicious tomato salad on the square.

Thank Tryunderthethatch
Reviewed 27 July 2016

Quite a surprising find in the middle of Castello. The Basilica is massive, a truly amazing piece of architecture. Well worth taking the time to take in all the different angles and different parts of the building. My children were in awe of the place.

Thank kdw72
Reviewed 14 October 2015 via mobile

Church of Santa Maria or Cathedral of Emporda- is one of few gothic churches located in a rural area. Simply stunning in its architecture. When you first walk through the doors its seems rather dark and cold, however as you walk towards the beautifully detailed...More

Thank PenelopeMelbourne
Reviewed 7 August 2015

Dominating the charming and atmospheric town of Castello d'Empuries, the Basilica speaks of a time when religion and politics were closely intertwined, and the local Counts were hugely ambitious. Architecturally interesting, wide a huge and wide nave, containing the tombs of several local rulers and...More

1  Thank Fionnuala22
Reviewed 10 June 2015

Beautiful, architecture amazing. Museum well worth a visit within the basilica for 2euros. Basilica is beautiful, so peaceful

Thank Sheila B
Reviewed 6 March 2015

Larger than expected church in the town..... liked the fact a service was going on while we were there.

Thank JHCHRISTIE
Reviewed 15 November 2013

A real gem, not much gold and gilt. But a truer reflection of religion. Castello obviously looses out to Figueres.

Thank David T
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SorayaGuadix
Na verdade não é uma igreja basílica... não foi consagrada pelo Bispo de Girona na época que findou sua construção... isto segundo um morador local (Don Paco)... um senhor muito simpático que nos ofereceu sem cobrar nada um tour pela história de Empuries... Isto foi em 2002 qdo por destino resolvemos ao passar pela Estrada conhecer o local do Castillo... Lindo pueblo... Cultura... e as pessoas são demais... Se conhece tem a família de Don Paco diga que quero voltar por ele... eu fui uma turista que deixei um cachecol na basílica para ele no dia seguinte... era meu mas não encontrei nada que pudesse expressar nossa gratidão a ele... Ele nos disseram era aposentado e sempre... todos os dias passava na basílica... naquela manhã ele não estava bem... tinha câncer... Sei que ele já deve a muitos anos ter morrido... mas gostaria de conhecer sua família qdo voltar a Empuries... Soraya... de Brasil
21 May 2016|
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SorayaGuadix
Oiii!!! Queria me hospedar em um hotel que é no centro mesmo de Empuries ele tem restaurante junto... é um hotel bem simples e pequeno... Fiquei lá em 2002... mas não lembro o nome do hotel e restaurante... Se alguém que viajou proteste ano ou em 2015 souber... agradeço se responder... Soraya..
21 May 2016|
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