The Basilica of Santa Maria is the oldest active church in Alicante, Spain. It was built in Valencian Gothic style between the 14th and 16th centuries over the remains of a mosque.
The basilica is composed from a single nave with six side chapels located between the buttresses. In 2007, by request of the city of Alicante to the Holy See, the church was promoted to the rank of basilica.
WyS | Aug 20, 2017
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. 🙂
Shon R | Aug 4, 2017
Open twice daily to the public (except Sundays) the first is from 11-12 and the second is (5-6 or 6-7??) It's a somewhat simple church for Spain but still very nice and has one of the oldest musical organs in Spain inside. Entry is free but they ask you to not take pictures (although the sign for this is small and not very noticeable)
Stefan Hansen | Jul 26, 2017
It's a nice church with some nice things to see inside and there is free entry of cause.
Jesper Gotthelf | Jan 23, 2018
Historic basilica with great views
Ferenc Borondics | Sep 7, 2016
Impressive building on a beautiful square. I liked the contrast of the ancient and modern buildings.
Debi Slinger | Aug 5, 2018
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 someone had tossed a sneaker up onto the ledge so look at my pic. Inside was lovely and there was actually a service happening when we entered. Take your time and soak up everything g here as it is quite majestic s Wheelchair friendly. Kid friendly.
Alan Jones | Apr 14, 2018
Limited opening times but nice enough
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