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Basilica de Santa Maria

Plaza Santa Maria 2, 03202 Elche, Spain
+34 965 45 15 40
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  • Very good41%
  • Average6%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
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“bell tower” (11 reviews)
“worth a visit” (6 reviews)
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Plaza Santa Maria 2, 03202 Elche, Spain
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+34 965 45 15 40
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1 - 10 of 70 reviews

Reviewed 5 days ago

When I went to the tourist office, the man behind the counter recommended that I visit the Basilica and clime the tower to get a panoramic view to the Elche and palms. It was well worth the visit and the clime up the tower.

Thank Phill N
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Nice building on the outside . The Basilica was closed when we visited but looking through the door windows it looked very interesting inside Disappointed we could no get entry during our visit Maybe next time

Thank Milanoman2810
Reviewed 15 September 2017 via mobile

We paid 2€ each to climb the bell tower. 173 steps to reach the top but well worth it for the fantastic views on offer from the top! A visit into the church afterwards (free entry) and the most stunning and beautiful sight beholds you....More

Thank Frances H
Reviewed 12 September 2017 via mobile

This beautiful and impressive church situated in the old town of Elche is certainly worth the visit specially if you decide to climb to the tower where you can see the city, the river and the surrounding areas. Worth the visit if you are in...More

Thank Ricardo B
Reviewed 7 September 2017

Basilica of Santa Maria is Gothic in style and the oldest church in Alicante. It was built on the remains of the old mosque between the 14th and 16th centures. It has two towers of the facade. And of course the facade decoration at the...More

Thank Dalmik
Reviewed 31 August 2017 via mobile

Smallish by cathedral standards. Looks a bit grim from the outside but the magnificent bronzes in the grounds give it a humanising aspect. Inside is impressive without overwhelming you with plaster statues and ornate chapels. Trip up the tower is tricky because of the narrow...More

Thank Jim M
Reviewed 20 August 2017

This is why it is great to go to Tourist Information first. Tower was recommended by one of the workers there - to see how big is palm tree forest. Ticket is around 2 euros. Plenty of stairs - but there are couple of stops...More

Thank Gosia N
Reviewed 2 August 2017

A visit not to be missed if you love history and culture. Incredibly opulent and beautiful. Stunning.

Thank glenriska
Reviewed 25 July 2017 via mobile

The Basilica de Santa Maria is beatiful Church in the city centre of Elche. It takes only A couple of minutes but it shows the beauty. Nice thing to do is walk to the back of the church on the inside and wait until someone...More

Thank MartinJ207
Reviewed 10 July 2017 via mobile

We decided to go to Elche by train from Alicante. We got the tickets in advance from one of the machines in the ticket hall of Alicante station. The Basilica is near the Archaeological museum not far from the Elche park (Elx park stn) as...More

Thank LOBSTER64
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