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  • Address: Placa de les Flors, Elche, Spain
  • Hours: Open daily 7am-9pm

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Basilica of Saint Mary Tours

The historical highlight of the palm-fringed city of Elche, just a short hop from Alicante, the Basilica of Saint Mary is best known for hosting the annual Mystery of Elche play, a theatric interpretation of the death of the Virgin Mary and her assumption to heaven. The traditional play, which features around 300 performers and draws huge crowds, has been performed in the basilica since the 13th-century, and it’s the only Catholic church in the world permitted to host such an event. The play, typically held in two acts each August, is also inscribed on the UNESCO Intangible Heritage list.

Built on the site of an ancient mosque, the Basilica of Saint Mary is also notable for its ornate Baroque facade and striking dome, which date back to the 17th century, and the bell tower, which offers panoramic views over the city.

Practical Info

The Basilica of Saint Mary is located on Placa de les Flors in Elche, around 25km southwest of Alicante, and is open daily 7am-9pm.

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Alicante Full Day Experience Including Visit to Elche with Transfers, Alicante, null
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 3

Alicante Full Day Experience Including Visit to Elche with Transfers

Make the most of your visit to Alicante and discover its city centre plus the city of Elche on a full day tour. Elche has been named as a World Heritage City ...  Read more

Location: Alicante, Spain
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $798.93
Elche Private Walking Tour, Costa Blanca, Full-day Tours
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 5

Elche Private Walking Tour

Experience the World Heritage City of Elche, marvel at its extraordinary landscape of palm trees grooves, learn about the annual mystery play staged at ...  Read more

Location: Elche, Spain
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $213.89
Alicante and Elche Highlights Day Tour from Benidorm, Benidorm, Walking Tours
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 5

Alicante and Elche Highlights Day Tour from Benidorm

Discover the UNESCO World Heritage sites of Elche plus the historical city center of Alicante on a 5-hour privately guided tour. Admire Elche's palm tree ...  Read more

Location: Benidorm, Spain
Duration: 5 hours (approx.)

From USD $641.66
Alicante Private Half Day Tour, Alicante, Day Trips
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 5

Alicante Private Half Day Tour

Take this opportunity to enjoy a private city tour of Alicante and get to know the most emblematic sites of Alicante. You can be picked up either from your ...  Read more

Location: Alicante, Spain
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $124.56
Private Half-Day Walking Tour of Alicante, Alicante, Private Sightseeing Tours
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 5

Private Half-Day Walking Tour of Alicante

Take this opportunity to enjoy a private city tour of Alicante and get to know the most emblematic sites of Alicante. You will meet at a centrally located ...  Read more

Location: Alicante, Spain
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $49.07

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