The Basilica de la Macarena is one of the most famous churches in Seville and one of the most visited in the city thanks to the fact that inside it is the Virgen de la Esperanza, one of the most beloved in Seville by devout Catholics.
The full name of the basilica is Santa María de la Esperanza Macarena, and although it is not close to the most touristic places in Seville, it is worth deviating a bit from your route to get to know it.
This temple, built in 1941, has a very modern design, logical since its construction is relatively recent compared to other Catholic churches.
What to see in the Basilica of the Macarena
Its exterior façade stands out for the allegories to the hope and purity of Mary that are found in a niche located above the arch located above the entrance.
After entering its interior, formed by a single nave, the most remarkable thing is the Main Altarpiece where the Virgin takes the leading role.
It is a neo-baroque style altarpiece in which the Virgin of the Macarena is found, a work from the 17th century, which was placed after its completion in 1949.
In the Basilica de la Macarena we have other very beautiful chapels such as the Capilla de la Sentencia, with an image of Jesus from 1654, located on an altar from 1941. We also highlight the Capilla del Rosario.
The Altar de la Hispanidad is another of the altars that you should not stop admiring when you visit the Basilica de la Macarena where there is a beautiful altarpiece presided over by the Virgin of Guadalupe, patron saint of Mexico, accompanied by other virgins who are also patron saints of other countries. from America.
Before leaving the basilica, be sure to admire the choir and the ceiling paintings that narrate the life of the Virgin.
You can find more information on the official website of the Basilica de la Macarena.