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“san nicolas” (9 reviews)
“both sides” (4 reviews)
Oranjestad, Aruba
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you are in the area it is a nice place to stop and say a prayer. It is out in the open, so it is very hot and there are many steps if you want to reach the top. Not too much to do,...More

Thank terryfl
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you are catholic, this place should be visited by you, this place mirrors the grotto in France and you can get the feeling of it once you are there, you need a car to get there since is going towards baby beach.

Thank bryanmantezoni
Reviewed 7 August 2017

love the way the locals care for this little "open air church" was told there are many marriages performed there for the local population...

Thank Michele A
Reviewed 16 April 2017

This is a Catholic Shrine. Even if you are not Catholic it is worth stopping by to see how it is built into the rock. There are 2 shrines on either side of a road. You have to park along side the road as there...More

1  Thank where2nextbabe
Reviewed 13 September 2016

We happened to be down that end of the island, and I wanted to look for it last year. We finally found it (there was a sign directing to it) and it was very nice to see. There are things on both sides of the...More

Thank dtor2013
Reviewed 31 August 2016 via mobile

Believer or not, this religious place is a must. Our Lady of Sero Preto is right on top of the grotto inspiring peace, fulfilling hopes and pouring faith to all who come to visit her. Explore the surroundings and enjoy more than a pair of...More

2  Thank Mariela W
Reviewed 13 July 2016

Admired and appreciated during the month of December especially. Good for families. Rest rooms and food available.

Reviewed 5 July 2016

Not far from San Nicolas on the edge of the national park is Lourdes Grotto. There are things on both sides of the road. It is quite difficult to find when you are driving on roads you don't know but a kind lady stopped and...More

1  Thank zenith1
Reviewed 18 May 2016

An amazing and unusual place, the simple and beautiful display that people do with this natural beauty is hard to explain, is a must see.

Thank nmsheppard
Reviewed 28 March 2016

A very nice spiritual place in San Nicolas. Nobody there but us when we visited, except for goats. A good place to meditate and contemplate.

Thank lbingamanPetoskey_MI
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