Basilica de la Macarena de Sevilla: All information on your visit to the Macarena Basilica in the Macarena District. The colourful church with the statue of 'La Virgen de Macarena'.
Visit the Basilica la Macarena in Sevilla
Info Basilica de la Macarena de Seville
|Address||Calle Bécquer 1 Seville|
|Tickets||Access to the basilica is free. Museum visit € 4|
October to May:
|Specials||You will certainly want to visit the Macarena district and basilica in the week before Easter (Semana Santa). The balconies in the neighbourhood are decorated. On the night of Maundy Thursday/Good Friday, there is a procession around the statue of the holy 'virgin de la macarena'.|
Basílica de la Macarena, church with the Virgen of Seville
The basilique de Macarena (in spanish 'Basílica de la Macarena') is a neo-Baroque church building dating from 1949 in honour of the virgin Mary 'La Virgen de la Esperanza Macarena'. The statue of the Virgin is surrounded by expensive relics, above the great altar of the Basilica. The Madonna statue is one of the most famous procession figures of Seville, thanks to its beauty and decorative, sumptuous robes, golden crown and diamond tears. The over-the-top theatrics of the basilica give it a 'kitschy' feel and look. Located at the basilica is also a small museum, "The Treasury", which is dedicated to the Holy Virgin.
Barrio de la Macarena
The surrounding neighbourhood 'Macarena' is the working-class district of Seville and the basilica is very popular with the locals. Next to the basilica is the Arco de la Macarena. This arch is a remnant of the fortress wall from the time of the Almohad dynasty (12th century), and was at that time the city gate for the king, heading towards the Royal Palace of Seville. Since the Macarena district is located outside the tourist areas, it is one of the most authentic districts of Seville.
Location of the Basilica of the Macarena in Seville
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