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Basilica de Santa Maria la Real de Covadonga

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Amazing

Stunning church nestled at the top of a steep climb. How on earth was it built? Power of the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Ratbag
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Warwickshire, UK
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Basilica in the Mountains

This beautiful basilica was completed in 1901 to commemorate the Reconquista of Spain that began in... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
maryannk877
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Los Angeles, United States
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Real Sitio de Covadonga, 33589 Covadonga, Cangas de Onis, Spain
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stunning church nestled at the top of a steep climb. How on earth was it built? Power of the faithful I guess. This is a sit associated very strongly with the Marian cult, and the church itself is beautiful. Around it are other shrines and...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It’s pretty to look at,I personally preferred the outside than the inside but take a chance and visit!

Thank Ale P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This beautiful basilica was completed in 1901 to commemorate the Reconquista of Spain that began in this area of Asturias. It is made of pink limestone and built in the mountains. In the morning mists, it looks so ethereal.

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Reviewed 28 July 2018 via mobile

Arrive early to avoid the crowds. The location and colour makes this unique. Make sure to have a photo taken with King Pelayo who took back Spain from the Moros.

1  Thank Hywel H
Reviewed 6 June 2018

Surrounded by green hills this Basilica is a monument you can't miss. Short trip, takes a half day to cover all village and monuments.

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Reviewed 15 May 2018 via mobile

This is an impressive building and with visiting if you are in Covadonga, although I am not sure I would make a special trip.

Thank Kevin H
Reviewed 12 November 2017

Basílica de Santa María la Real de Covadonga To get to the “Basilica of Santa María la Real” who is a religious Catholic temple, you have to drive up the way into the mountain area in order to reach his location in de village of...More

1  Thank Hans G
Reviewed 19 October 2017

I would have enjoyed poking around the lower levels but stayed up top. Did you know that in Spain, they say that you get three wishes when you visit a new church? I spent a few moments on mine very peacefully. The view of the...More

2  Thank soycolleen
Reviewed 17 October 2017 via mobile

Beautiful Basilica, too bad the tabernacle was not where it should be in the middle of the altar. The art is amazing! Love the old style pews and grand organ pipes.

1  Thank Roxanna G
Reviewed 7 October 2017 via mobile

This is a working church - it regularly celebrates Mass and although it is also a major tourist attraction, there is very little information inside. This is where “normal” people come to worship. It is a beautiful building that glows when the sunlight hits it...More

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leebryan38
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Hi - I am not sure. I did see a schedule posted at the entry of the basilica. You may also want to consider asking the hotels nearby (Arcea Gran Pelayo is right next door and they may be able to help. They don't speak a lot... More
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