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“Nice Church” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Basilica de la Virgen de los Desamparados

Basilica de la Virgen de los Desamparados
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Wine Walking Tour of Valencia
Ranked #14 of 260 things to do in Valencia
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“Nice Church”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 February 2012

With a nice self guided audio tour, it was easy to navigate through the significance of the various religious arts in this church with a tie to the Borgia pope.

Visited January 2012
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“plaza de la virgen - positive tpuch!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2011

very vibrant place
full of people, with fountain and with basilica facade taking ur breath away!
in novemebr, there isn't too much tourists so u can really feel the space!

Visited November 2011
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“Lovely ceiling”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2011

Very close to the cathedral so do go in to look at the statue of the Virgin and the beautiful painted ceiling.

Visited October 2011
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“Beautiful Basilica”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2011

The Basilica de la Virgen de los Desamparados is a small church that is located behind the Cathedral. The Virgin Mary found in the church is the patron saint of the city and the people of Valencia love her and dress her in beautiful clothes and jewels. The second Sunday of May is her feast day. Below her on the main altar are statues of San Vicente Martir and San Vicente Ferrer, who are also considered patron saints of the city. The church is always full of people praying to the Virgin, many asking for help.

Diego Martinez was the architect of the church, and the church was finished in 1667. The shape of the church is oval and the architecture is Baroque. There is a wonderful painted dome that was painted by Antonio Palomino in 1701. Palomino was a painter from Cordoba and he was also the painter of King Carlos II. The painting shows the Virgin Mary interceding for the innocents before the Holy Trinity. There are angels that are found among the clouds. There are also figures of many saints, martyrs of the church, the Apostles and persons from the Old Testament. It is a marvelous painting and it took Palomino a year to paint it.

Visited October 2011
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