Santuario de Meritxell, Canillo

#1 of 7 in Historic Sites in Canillo Parish
Must see · Church · Tourist Spot
Walk under the freestanding archways and glimpse the mountains through the glass roof and windows of the cathedral at Santuario de Meritxell, part of a route comprised of five sanctuaries deemed important centers of Marian devotion. This sanctuary features an Andorran Roman Catholic statue depicting the apparition of the Virgin Mary that dates back to the late 12th century. It is widely considered an international destination of faith and culture. Call ahead to check opening hours and tour availabilities. Use our Canillo trip itinerary site to add Santuario de Meritxell and other attractions to your Canillo vacation plans.
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  • Well worth a visit.We are not usually "into" visiting religious buildings but this one was certainly a pleasant surprise.We were there on a warm summer afternoon and spent a couple of hours wandering....  more »
  • Probably the most famous church in Andorra. It is interesting for its importance, history and architecture. Very nice is a gallery of 3D models of the most famous stone churches in Andorra.  more »
  • Such a nice setting. A real sense of tranquility, beautiful views and great architecture. A must visit village only minutes of the main road.
  • Breathtaking location where old ( really really really old) meets new .. the architectural concept is great and the athmosphere is relaxing and peaceful... one star missing as there is no chance for English/ German speaking people to follow - there are quite some explaining posters/text but all in a language I don’t understand at all ( some copied papers would do great .. and it would be a Full Five Star)
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