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Church of the Virgin of the Holy Water (Nuestra Senora del Agua Santa)

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Address: Banos, Ecuador
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The town of Banos is famous for this magnificent Basilica, a place of...

The town of Banos is famous for this magnificent Basilica, a place of pilgrimage for those seeking to thank the Virgin of the Holy Water for her many miracles.

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Small but cozy church in Banos

It may not be the most impressive church you'll ever see (for that go to La Basilica in Quito). However, it is a very cozy and well preserved church with colonial style. Get a... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
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Quito, Ecuador
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Quito, Ecuador
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

It may not be the most impressive church you'll ever see (for that go to La Basilica in Quito). However, it is a very cozy and well preserved church with colonial style. Get a candle and go to a mass inside, it's a great experience to learn about local culture.

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Guayaquil, Ecuador
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Basilica Reina del Rosario de Agua Santa is located in the Central Plaza of the city of Baños. Inside you can see a collection of murals depicting local miracles attributed to the Lady, patroness of the city. The church was built in the center of the town of Baños, surrounded by beautiful mountains, waterfalls and the Tungurahua volcano. It... More 

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New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

there is a lot of history of Banos in the Church. A great place of devotion. It is a beautiful church, must visit

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

6)Baños is a privileged and unique city, where you can enjoy a peaceful atmosphere and union with nature. When, I went to this city, it was a short and beautiful experience because, I only stayed one day. I made it the most, because I visited places like: Basilica de Nuestra Señora de Agua Santa which is located in the central... More 

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London Ontario Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016

This church made of volcanic rock is very impressive when lit up at night. Inside, the church also has a very impressive gilt covered altar which alone is worth seeing. What I found fascinating were the historical paintings on both walls of the church. I spent two visits reading every caption under the historical paintings. Reading the captions and looking... More 

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Cape Coral, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016

this little church has paintings presenting the history of the Banos area, very different. The altar is typical with gold gilt and statues. Nice to go in and take a moment to think and meditate. Next door is a small museum- with some interesting displays.

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Innsbruck, Austria
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

Compared to other churches in Ecuador (Quito) this little beauty looks astonishing surrounded by the vulcano mountains.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2016 via mobile

At night this church is lit up superbly and really draws people to it. Inside is impressive too, and you can see that the people of Baños take pride in this place. There is also a place to light a candle if you want to say a prayer.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016

Some churches are interesting to visit, others not. But what made this interesting was the fact that historical paintings of Banos, Volcan Tungurahua, and the Pastaza valley were hung on the walls which kind of takes you back to the history of the area.

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Miami Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016

You start by wondering the city center streets browsing the local markets and people selling hand made stuff of all sorts. Its cloudy since your in the mountain ranges, the air is thin, the streets are large greyish cobblestone and the average height of locals is a modest 5' 4'' respectively. As your scanning the city center your eyes come... More 

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