Cathedral-Basilica of El Pilar of Zaragoza
The Cathedral-Basilica of Our Lady of El Pilar (Catedral-Basilica de Nuestra Señora del Pilar), also know just as Basilica of El Pilar is the largest Baroque church in Spain.
In its interior are frescos by Francisco Bayeu and Goya, among others. There are also great works of art such as the Retablo on the main altar by Damian Forment, the sixteenth century choir stalls, and the Holy Chapela, an eighteenth century work of Spanish Baroque.
It is considered the first Marian church in Christendom, as it has a venerated pillar, a jasper column, which according to tradition, was started by the Virgin Mary, who, although still lived in Jerusalem, appeared in the flesh to the Apostle Santiago on January 2 in the year 40. There is no documented evidence of a cult to Mary until 1297.
Opening Hours Cathedral-Basilica of El Pilar:
Every day from 6:30 am to 8:30 pm (in winter) and to 9:30 pm (in summer)
Ticket Price Cathedral-Basilica of El Pilar:
All times and ticket prices are approximate. To confirm times and fares see the official sites.