The Basilica Of Nuestra Señora De Los Desamparados

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Discover the heritage, culture, history and – most importantly – the devotion of Valencians for the Geperudeta in the Basílica de Nuestra Señora de los Desamparados.

As you wander the streets of València and take in the wealth of heritage that surrounds you, whichever way you look, you will come across a church that is very dear to locals: Geperudeta, the affectionate Valencian nickname given to the Basílica de la Virgen de los Desamparados (Basilic of Our Lady of the Forsaken).

The basilica is a must-visit during your time in València city, a place of worship that breathes history, culture and tradition.

In terms of the basilica’s architecture, you can see that the cupola is not in the centre of the building, but instead closer to the cathedral. Built in the 17th century, the church was erected on the ancient Roman Forum and is attached to the cathedral with a Renaissance arch. The interior revolves around the figure of the Virgin Mary, a Gothic wooden sculpture covered with a cloak and jewels. If you look up to the cupola, you can marvel at the quality of the frescoes that were painted in 1701 by Antonio Palomino. The frescoes were recently restored so you can admire the beautiful images.

The building of La Real Basílica de la Virgen de los Desamparados houses a museum dedicated to the Patron Saint of València. The exhibition has a varied range of works by great masters and items such as paintings, sculptures, gold and more.

The basilica was declared a National Historic and Artistic Monument on the 5 June 1981.

A place where believers and tourists can come and worship Our Lady of the Forsaken and take in the stunning beauty of the basilica.

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