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Basilica of St Mary of Alicante

Alicante, Spain
4.7 / 42
Gothic church of the late 14th century, located on the site of a former mosque. The temple was founded in honor of the expulsion of the Moors and the liberation of this part of Spain from Arab rule. In later centuries, the basilica was rebuilt in the Spanish Baroque style. Inside the church is a gilded altar from the 18th century and a valuable organ from the 16th century. The interior is decorated with elaborate statues of St. John and the Virgin Mary.
Address:Plaza Santa María, 1, Alicante (Alacant)
Phone:+34 965 21 60 26



Ethan Evans
A beautiful church with jaw dropping altar. The audio guide came in different languages for foreign tourists; a good overview and insight into the history of the church. Inexpensive price. Also contained fascinating pieces of art. A minor inconvenien.. Read more »
Maurizio Guerrazzi
Nice church, wonderful facade, on your walk to santa Barbara
Anita File
Worth a visit with the beautiful little square and the castle in thr background. They offer a 40 mins tour which we didnt take due to lack of time
Pronsias Mac
Nice but you should not have to pay to enter a church to pray
I am Q
The name Basilica is associated to the ancient Rome architecture and was meant a large public place or building. It is the oldest church in the city. It was built in the Valencian Gothic style between the 14th and 16th centuries on the site of Vill.. Read more »
Jakub Jędrasik
Beautiful, but the guys inside were having some meeting and I couldn't properly explore this magnificent building
Jakub J
Beautiful from the outside, but couldn't get in on a Thursday. Evens out to a 2.5, gotta round it up to 3
Sahar Mohammadi
very cozy and lovely church with a long history, it was a mosque in the past years but destroyed and then they started to made church in 14th century and that finished in 15th century. We visited a wedding there and it was lovely ?
Артем Мальченко
Not a believer, but what a strong atmosphere here! Definitely worth a visit.
This gothic active church is found in the heart of Alicante, Spain. Built between the 14th and 16th centuries over the remains of a mosque.
Johnny Holmes
Nice little square with 3 bars/restos. Church is nice to look at..
Natinho Lima
Coming here you will feel inspired, calm and do take time to look up, explore the masonry works and statues. Great historical place of worship.
Mia Roth
Absolutely beautiful church ???
May C
This church is one of the oldest on town, build on mosque remains It is situated in the very heart of the city center and few meters away you have the museum of fine art ! Must visit during your stay in Alicante
peter buck
First time I've been here and loved it
Csaba Gál
Simply beautiful. It didn't seem open when I was there.
Paweł Marcinkiewicz
What a nice church and how neatly fitted into local architecture, old and modern!
Iva Belokapova
Looks pretty. Nice and quiet square to spend some time in the neighborhood
Debi Slinger
From our hotel room we looked right down onto the Basilica and it was quite a sight. With the window open you could sometimes hear someone praying or perhaps later a rowdy group of young students. It was such a sight. I could see from our room that s.. Read more »
5 minute stroll from our hotel. Free entry, but no photos allowed of inside. Was probably the warmest church I've ever been in! Beautifully ornate altar and brickwork in the entrance. Just what I go to see when visiting. ?