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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joby akkara (10 months ago)
Great Construction
Konstantina (12 months ago)
Be sure to enter the museum to see El Greco's amazing painting. The church is very well restored and interesting construction-wise as well.
Joep Klijs (2 years ago)
A beautiful church with a very distinctive style of artwork. They had a beautiful exposition of some very early medieval artwork as well. Definitely worth a moment of your time and the small entrance fee.
Sarah Lalani (2 years ago)
This church was stunning and so very peaceful. There was also a lovely art exhibition taking place inside. It costs 3 euros to enter the church.
United colors of Bembeltown (2 years ago)
Beautiful church from the 18th century. Typically for catholic churches the interior is opulent and full of art and history. Since it is very expensive to maintain the building and its components it is necessary to pay an entry fee. We did it with pleasure.
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