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Sanctuary of "El Pilar"

The basilica of El Pilar stands on the river bank of river Ebro. It is one of the most important sanctuaries in the Catholic world. Each year Millions of pilgrims and other people arrive there every year. It is the first Marian sanctuary in the world. This huge urban shrine located in the downtown area of Zaragoza. It is a mandatory stop for anyone that visits the city. The towers and domes that shape the exterior view of the basilica are recognized from anywhere.

The sanctuary as we know it today is the result of centuries of history, overlapping constructions and renovations. However, in order to understand the present you must know the past.