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Iglesia de la Virgen del Mar

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Address: Plaza Virgen del Mar, 04001 Almeria, Spain
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+34 950 23 79 48

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Well worth the visit

Wherever I've travelled in the world (and my husband and I have travelled extensively for work and holidays) I have made sure we visited churches and cathedrals, as they often... read more

Reviewed 2 March 2017
Christine M
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Rushden, Northants
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Rushden, Northants
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Reviewed 2 March 2017

Wherever I've travelled in the world (and my husband and I have travelled extensively for work and holidays) I have made sure we visited churches and cathedrals, as they often reflect the way people live in that country or region. This church is really quite plain on the outside, and you'd be forgiven for not really noticing it. But, it... More 

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Thank Christine M
Roquetas de Mar, Spain
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Reviewed 22 January 2017

The Virgen del Mar church is an attractive place of worship situated in heart of the old town in Almería. It is located in the Plaza Virgen del Mar. Park benches and attractive trees line the little park on the side of the square. These trees, ficus retusa, are to be found in many streets in Almería. I have attended... More 

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Thank RobertBovington
Hong Kong
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Reviewed 25 November 2016

Really ordinary piece of architecture from the outside but really intimate once you walk in. Really beautiful once you are inside.

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Thank HKeater
Miami, Florida
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Reviewed 8 July 2015

Attended a wedding here in May 2015 and, while this Roman Catholic church is fairly nondescript from the outside courtyard, it is truly beautiful once you enter. It is much more spacious than it appears from the outside and the golden altarpiece is stunning. The church also contains a number of beautiful stained glass windows.

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2 Thank FredC0125
Hawaii
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 August 2014

This is a really lovely church. Beautiful architecture and a lovely atmosphere. You can go right up and see the Virgin del Mar and give her a kiss if you want or stay downstairs and have a look around a some quiet time.

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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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Reviewed 10 May 2014

Here it is ancient church and very quiet area . I love to see it Nơi đây rất yên tỉnh vẻ đẹp cùa nó cồ kính . Thạt không uổng công khi tới đay sau một chặng đường dài cực khổ .

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Thank MyLan13
Charleston, South Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 624 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 December 2013

Search Iglesia de la Virgen del Mar out. The few minutes it takes to see, consume and enjoy will be well worth it. Please go inside and observe the feeling this church purveys.

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Thank Dickd1946
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 25 July 2013

When we were in Almeria there was a procession from this Church in honour of the Virgin del Mar. The procession consisted of music,a statue of the Virgin del Mar with religious figures walking in front of the huge statue. it's an experience not to be missed!

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Thank Donna186534
East Yorkshire, U.K.
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Reviewed 17 May 2013

My cousin's son was married here. He is French and his beautiful wife, Spanish. I was fortunate to arrive at the Church a bit early and so had a chance to explore the interior. There is a feeling of unique tranquility; even though the trappings are imposing and Iconic. The Priest was brilliant! The service was conducted with due reverence... More 

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