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Santuario Nacional Nuestra Senora de Los Angeles: Tours & Tickets

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This church is best known for the 1635 appearance of the country's patron saint, the Black Virgin. An annual pilgimage takes place in August.
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Calle 1, Cartago, Costa Rica
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Reviewed 18 August 2019

My visit was on a grey and damp day, but even so the Basilica is impressive due to its size and architecture. The outside simply doesn't prepare one for the interior however - it is simply magnificent! It is a huge space, but light and...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Gary F
Reviewed 11 March 2019

Traditional Town square with picturesque church. The church was totally packed during the Sunday service so did not get the chance to look around inside. Outside around the back of the church there is a water fountain believed to supply holy water which can be...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 23 February 2019

We visited this town after seeing it advertised as a tour. The church was magnificent! Inside there was a golden hue that radiated through out the building. A photographer's dream. It is famous for a story about a Black Madonna and its reappearance at the...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 19 February 2019

Basilica looks very impressive from the outside. But once we went in – we could only look around: we never saw anything like this – colorful columns stretching up to a wooden ceiling, in a moorish style with wood and gold and color it was...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Raroboy
Reviewed 13 February 2019

This church is beautiful. Its breath taking inside and out. We even bought bottles in the courtyard to fill with Holy Water. I highly recommend seeing this church. Would definitely go again.

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed 9 February 2019 via mobile

Simple beautiful church and worth a 30 minute stop to wander around inside and out. Free parking and easily found.

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 1 February 2019

We stopped by this CHurch after our trip to Irazu Volcano. There was a mass going on when we visited and the mass was very solemn. The glass paned windows of the church are mesmerizing. The interiors of this church is beautiful.It is also infront...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank betty l
Reviewed 24 January 2019

On August 2 every year, millions take pilgrimage from various countries, cities and countrysides, some on their knees, to this famous church. The fountain emanating from the lower level behind the church spouts water that heals believers. Built in 1912 near where Juana saw the...More

Date of experience: February 2018
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Reviewed 23 January 2019 via mobile

I’m a big fan of visiting churches no matter were I travel. This one is definitely a beauty. It’s large and is very good condition. It doesn’t cost anything and it’s improving see.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank JasmineG556
Reviewed 16 January 2019 via mobile

We found a beautiful basilica, Our Lady of the Angels, in Cartago, Costa Rica, built to honor their patron saint in @ 1713, I believe. It is worth the stop after visiting Volcan Irazu.

Date of experience: January 2019
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