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Basilica Menor de Santa Maria

Calle Dean Espinosa 1, 11630 Arcos de la Frontera, Spain
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Beautiful from the outside, but was closed

It was our second visit to Arcos and again the church was closed. Oh well... we returned mostly for... read more

Reviewed 4 December 2017
Noraatc
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Sudbury, Massachusetts
Beautiful church

One of the two main temples to visit when i;Arcos de la Frontera. Very attractive outside, see it... read more

Reviewed 18 November 2017
Kenshare
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Madrid Spain
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Reviewed 4 December 2017

It was our second visit to Arcos and again the church was closed. Oh well... we returned mostly for the views and the vistas from the church plaza are hard to beat - simply fantastic! Talking about good photo ops... I loved the bell tower...More

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Reviewed 18 November 2017

One of the two main temples to visit when i;Arcos de la Frontera. Very attractive outside, see it by day and night if you can and inside is vey interesting

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Reviewed 26 October 2017

Some of the side chapels contain some beautiful altars and interesting art. Many of the carvings are nice. It is worth the two euro fee.

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Reviewed 26 October 2017

It is a nice church, but we did not feel either of the Arcos churches were exceptional. Both churches are closed in the afternoon so you will need to plan your visit around that.

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Reviewed 7 October 2017

Unfortunately we were unable to go inside as it was closed for some unspecified reason when we were there. However The Basilica Menor of Santa Maria is the biggest and the main Church of the town It was built between the 13th and 14th centuries...More

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Reviewed 7 September 2017

Beautiful stone if a little worn makes this landmark at the top of the hill. You can see across the valley from the mirador close to here

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Reviewed 9 June 2017

Very large and imposing church in the centre of Arcos, and situated on the main square. It was closed when we went so unfortunately we couldn't go in a look for ourselves, although what I have read here as well as what I read before...More

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Reviewed 21 May 2017

Well worth the entrance, 3 euros if you buy a ticket for both this church and San Pedro Apostol, the two big churches in the old town. Not worth it if you are churched out after being in Spain for a while visiting church after...More

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Reviewed 18 May 2017

Basilica Menor de Santa Maria is located in the center of Arcos de la Frontera. The front facade of the building is a fine example of Gothic Renaissance architecture from 15th and 16th century and the tower is in Baroque style. I also like the...More

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Reviewed 10 April 2017

Pleasure in this will depend on your taste in churches. I found it a bit too ornate for my taste, but it certainly was impressive.

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wunderhill2015
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There is a very handy mini bus type service that leaves the Arcos bus station on the hour and half hour, and will drop you near your hotel if you are staying anywhere en route to the historic centre, say near the Basilica... More
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