Santuario de Meritxell, Meritxell

4.1
#1 of 7 in Historic Sites in Canillo Parish
Walk under the freestanding archways and glimpse the mountains through the glass roof and windows of the cathedral at Santuario de Meritxell, part of a route comprised of five sanctuaries deemed important centers of Marian devotion. This sanctuary features an Andorran Roman Catholic statue depicting the apparition of the Virgin Mary that dates back to the late 12th century. It is widely considered an international destination of faith and culture. Call ahead to check opening hours and tour availabilities. Use our Canillo trip itinerary site to add Santuario de Meritxell and other attractions to your Canillo vacation plans.
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  • We were in families and we were lucky enough to explain the sanctuary. After the explanation we understood the meaning of many elements of the architecture and we liked it much more.
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  • Beautiful place. We were fortunate, that they explained the history of that place, without asking, and everything related to its modern architecture. Which makes you appreciate it a lot more. The exhibition of the 1,100 Bibles, although closed, is something that remains to be seen. Just 15 minutes from Andorra la Vella.
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  • It was a pleasant surprise to find such a modern style inside, but the church atmosphere is very peaceful. We also liked the museum that has many models of old churches from Andorra.
  • A waste of time. There is no one there during open hours, no information and the church is mediocre at best. The old churches only has pictures of other churches, which are quite bad, and half of the rooms were closed. Don't waste your time.
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