Basilica of Our Lady of the Pillar

Local nameBasílica de Nuestra Señora del Pilar
LocationZaragoza, Spain

See Basilica of Our Lady of the Pillar for the church in Buenos AiresThe Cathedral-Basilica of Our Lady of the Pillar is a Roman Catholic church in the city of Zaragoza, Aragon. The Basilica venerates Blessed Virgin Mary, under her title Our Lady of the Pillar praised as "Mother of the Hispanic Peoples" by Pope John Paul II. It is reputed to be the first church dedicated to Mary in history.Local traditions take the history of this basilica to the dawn of Christianity in Spain attributing to an apparition to Saint James the Great, the apostle who is believed by tradition to have brought Christianity to the country. This is the only reported apparition of Mary to have occurred before her believed Assumption.Many of the kings of Spain, many other foreign rulers and saints have paid their devotion before this statue of Mary. Saint John of the Cross, Saint Teresa of Ávila, Saint Ignatius of Loyola, and Blessed William Joseph Chaminade are among the foremost ones.

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Opening hours

Mon - Sat: 6:45 a.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Sun: 6:45 a.m. - 9:30 p.m.

Elevator to the tower:
Apr 15 - Oct 15: daily 10 a.m. - 2 p.m., 4 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Oct 16 - Apr 14: daily 10 a.m. - 2 p.m., 4 pm.. - 18 p.m.

Mon - Fri: 10 a.m. - 2 p.m., 4 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Sat: 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Sun, holidays: closed


Elevator: €3
Museum: €2

More information and contact


Official website


Phone +34 976 39 74 97

Address Plaza del Pilar s/n 50003 Zaragoza, Aragon

Coordinates 41°39'24.375" N -0°52'42.681" E

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