Basilica of Saint Mary of the Chorus

San Sebastián, Spain

The Basilica of Saint Mary of Coro is a baroque Roman Catholic parish church and minor basilica completed in 1774.

The main nave consists of a large space of 48 by 33 metres divided into three naves, which in turn can be divided into 4 zones having as axis the pillars of the nave. Six pillars and the walls with pillars act as a buttress supporting the vaults. The octagonal pillars reach, up to their capitals, a height of 15 metres. The central dome is 27 metres high. At the end of the nave, on the right side, different rooms are used by the parish and other services: daily chapel, sacristy and storage rooms.

The main entrance is located between the two towers and looks as an altarpiece with its tortured figure of Saint Sebastian and the papal symbols that prove the status of minor basilica. The shield of the city crowns the building.



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Founded: 1774
Category: Religious sites in Spain

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Upama Pathak (5 months ago)
Beautiful church. So brilliant architecture.
Stuart McCleane (5 months ago)
It's three euro to enter but this is good in a way because it puts off a lot of tourists so it is a lot more peaceful inside as a consequence. Although this has been a sacred site for 800 years this Basilica was built in the late 18th century during a prosperous age of San Sebastian! There is also a small museum!
Mo Salehan (8 months ago)
This is a beautiful church that if you're in San Sebastian you should visit. We were welcomed by a very friendly member of staff to this ornate church. You can see some impressive decoration in terms of design and colours. I particularly loved the 2 stained glasses. There are more items to see in the gallery and a rather modernish look chappal with a very beautiful chandelier.
CJ (9 months ago)
Really nice architecture, you can also enter for free, but need to pay 3eur after a certain point.
Jo Reese (10 months ago)
The best 3 euros you can spend. If you like churches that is. Don't stand in the doorway and leave. Go in! El Greco, iconography, Chillida are all here along with a real sense of peace and holiness. Fantastic museum and displays of art. Absolutely worth an hour or more.
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