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Basilica of San Lorenzo

The Basilica of San Lorenzo in Huesca, erected over a primitive 14th century Gothic church dedicated to the patron saint San Lorenzo, is a testament to the faith and devotion that has endured over the centuries in the city. Rebuilt in the 17th century under the patronage of James II and financed largely by popular generosity, this basilica has witnessed the tumultuous history of Huesca, from the coexistence between Christians and Muslims in its beginnings to the royal and papal donations that have enriched it spiritually. Its architecture reflects the fusion of styles, from the original Gothic to the Escorial classicism and the dominant Baroque of the 17th century, making it an emblematic monument of the city.

The spiritual importance of the Basilica of San Lorenzo is manifested in its titles and distinctions, from royal to pontifical. As the founding parish of the neighborhood that houses it, and collegiate for housing a college or chapter of beneficiaries, it has been a center of religious and community life in Huesca for centuries. Moreover, its status as a basilica, granted by Pope Leo XIII in 1884, and its aggregation to that of San Juan de Letran in Rome since the thirteenth century, place it in a prominent place in the ecclesiastical panorama both locally and internationally, underlining its role as a center of worship and devotion in the region.

    • Address
      Pl. San Lorenzo, 1, Huesca (Spain)
    • Web
    • Visiting Hours
      Monday to Friday from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm and from 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm. Sunday and holidays from 9:30 am to 1 pm and from 6:30 pm to 9 pm.
    • What to see
      Impressive sacristy with paintings about st Lawrence’s life





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