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Santa María Basilica

  • Domes of the basilica of Santa María. Elche-Elx © Turespaña

    Domes of the basilica of Santa María. Elche-Elx © Turespaña

  • Detail of the basilica of Santa María. Elche-Elx © Turespaña

    Detail of the basilica of Santa María. Elche-Elx © Turespaña

  

Category

Basilica

Date

Siglo XVII

Style

Baroque
Plaza de Santa María, 2
03202 Elche-Elx, Elche
Alicante - Alacant, Valencia

On the ruins of a mosque.

Each year, this Basilica hosts the Mystery of Elche, a fiesta of International Tourist Interest.

It is built on the foundations of the old mosque. Once Jaime I conquered the city, he consecrated the mosque to the Christian faith, dedicating it to Saint Mary. It required remodelling, due to its deteriorated state, and it was rebuilt in the Gothic-Renaissance style, although the current building is Baroque, from the 17th century, when it underwent its final changes. The main front is in the Baroque style, profusely decorated and very beautiful. The San Agatángelo door receives its name from a sculpture by Bussi with the image of this saint, located at the top. The Communion chapel is in the Neoclassic style.

Practical information

Timetables

 

Monday to Sunday

7:00 AM to 1:00 PM

5:30 PM to 9:00 PM

Rates

 

Free admission

 

 

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Calendar

Bridge with a religious float and procession of people carrying palm leaves. Palm Sunday procession. Elche ©Turespaña

Mar 25, 2018

Festivity of International Tourist Interest

Elche
Palm Sunday Procession

Scene from the religious re-enactment. 'Misterio de Elche' mystery play © Turespaña

Aug 11, 2018 to Aug 15, 2018

Festivity of International Tourist Interest

Elche
"Misterio de Elche" mystery play

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To be confirmed 2018

Festival

Elche
“City of Elche” Guitar Festival

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