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Address: Placa Mossen Cinto Verdaguer, s / n, 17486 Castello d'Empuries, Spain
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+34 972 15 80 19
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

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Highlight of trip to Spain

I looked at recent reviews and discovered that people missed some important things. I had to put in a recent date to post this, but in 1974 a traffic jam sent on the main north... read more

Reviewed 22 March 2017
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Norman, Oklahoma
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Norman, Oklahoma
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21 reviews
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Reviewed 22 March 2017

I looked at recent reviews and discovered that people missed some important things. I had to put in a recent date to post this, but in 1974 a traffic jam sent on the main north south highway sent us to camp on the beach before it got dark. The next morning we drove our Porsche 911 to the city center... More 

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Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
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3,736 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 765 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 January 2017

Basilica of Santa Maria is an old gothic Spanish church with very nice sculptures and fresques, a somptuous architecture, merite a visit when in Castello.

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Leander, Texas
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Reviewed 18 October 2016

We were staying at a little hotel just down the block. Unfortunately we got there in the late afternoon and left in the morning so we did not have much time in Castello d'Empuries. That evening the church was closed and in the morning it was rather dark but typical of Spanish churches rather impressive. I wish I had more... More 

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Thank wacotom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 August 2016 via mobile

We cycled through and enjoyed popping in. Situated in an impressive old village, had a delicious tomato salad on the square.

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Thank Tryunderthethatch
Caterham, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 134 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 July 2016

Quite a surprising find in the middle of Castello. The Basilica is massive, a truly amazing piece of architecture. Well worth taking the time to take in all the different angles and different parts of the building. My children were in awe of the place.

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Thank kdw72
Melbourne
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24 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 October 2015 via mobile

Church of Santa Maria or Cathedral of Emporda- is one of few gothic churches located in a rural area. Simply stunning in its architecture. When you first walk through the doors its seems rather dark and cold, however as you walk towards the beautifully detailed altar, lights automatically switch on, highlighting specific areas along your path. The church is free... More 

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 7 August 2015

Dominating the charming and atmospheric town of Castello d'Empuries, the Basilica speaks of a time when religion and politics were closely intertwined, and the local Counts were hugely ambitious. Architecturally interesting, wide a huge and wide nave, containing the tombs of several local rulers and various side chapels, this is a must see. The Basilica also contains a small (... More 

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Newport, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 11 June 2015

Beautiful, architecture amazing. Museum well worth a visit within the basilica for 2euros. Basilica is beautiful, so peaceful

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Thank Sheila B
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 March 2015

Larger than expected church in the town..... liked the fact a service was going on while we were there.

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Thank JHCHRISTIE
Durham, United Kingdom
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8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 November 2013

A real gem, not much gold and gilt. But a truer reflection of religion. Castello obviously looses out to Figueres.

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