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Our Lady of the Angels Basilica (Basilica de Nuestra Senora de Los Angeles)

C. 16, between Avdas. 2 and 4, Cartago, Costa Rica
506-551-0465
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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.
  • Excellent59%
  • Very good33%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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C. 16, between Avdas. 2 and 4, Cartago, Costa Rica
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506-551-0465
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Reviewed 6 days ago

The basilica is beautiful. Remind me of bizantine churches. I read something that sort of makes it parallel to Basilica Santa Maria Maggiore in Rome. No marble. Lots of painted wood panels. I didn't have a camera with me, and unfortunately they don't have post...More

Thank Victoria Q
Reviewed 1 week ago

The craftsmanship is stunning. Everything is beautiful. Has a special holy water place in the back that doesn't do anything haha. We put my daughter's broken hand in and nothing happened, not that we expected anything to. But overall, a very nice place to spend...More

Thank hoffman5
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Much more than I expected. The church is huge and stunning, but there are also the additional displays which are very interesting and add so much to the experience. Even if you are not religious, it is still very moving.

Thank Carilovestotravel
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

With a familiar background story of a child finding an unusual statuette of Virgin Mary, This place has has it's own folklore and following especially during the feast. There's an interesting museum, that shows representations of and names, feast days of Our Lady in South...More

Thank Anil A
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

There is more to see than just the Basilica although watching the parishioners of all ages walk down the isle on their knees was humbling. One can also visit the spring where the 'holy' water is located and hear the story of the young virgin.

Thank Janet S
Reviewed 21 May 2017

Stopped here to photograph the interior and was not disappointed. Many people praying but if you are quiet, move slowly and respect personal space, you'll make some great shots. Bring your widest lens and a mid-range zoom to shoot the stained glass. Easy to spend...More

Thank Palmisto
Reviewed 20 May 2017

There is always a mass service happening here, but such a beautiful piece of Cartago's history and religious climate of Costa Rica, especially in Cartago. Worth walking around inside, seeing the blessed water (and saving some if you'd like), as well as to see &...More

Thank grudolph7
Reviewed 15 May 2017

This church is a little way from the town centre, but it is an easy walk. The building is very impressive and the interior beautiful, well worth a visit.

Thank RonA_Plymouth
Reviewed 11 May 2017

I had taken a trip to Irazu volcano and stopped here on the way back. It's a beautiful church and worth a visit if you are in the area.

Thank Smeeta B
Reviewed 13 April 2017 via mobile

Located in Cartago, Costa Rica this beautiful and historic church is located near the center of town and is visited by locals, Costa Ricans from all over their country as well as international travelers.

Thank unctompr
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