Basílica de la Macarena#6 in Best Things To Do in Seville
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A Catholic temple situated in the Macarena neighborhood, this religious site wows visitors the moment they enter. From the outside the white and gold church may seem small, but its intricate interiors are something to admire. Frescoes adorn the walls and ceiling, while gold accents provide a shimmering aesthetic. Some recent visitors said they enjoyed this basilica more than the city's massive cathedral.
Many say their favorite aspect of the church is the glowing golden altar, which holds the Virgin of Hope or La Macarena – a famous statue of a weeping Virgin Mary that holds great importance in the city's Semana Santa celebrations. There is also small museum behind the altar that showcases the two parade floats Mary and Jesus ride to the Semana Santa's Good Friday celebration each year.
While the basilica is free to enter, the on-site museum costs 5 euros (about $5.50) for general admission. A museum audio tour is available for just 1 euro. The basilica is typically open each day from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. then again from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. However, be sure to check the website for holiday closures.
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