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Address: Seroe Preto, San Nicolas, Aruba | Black Hill, Oranjestad, Aruba
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Respite.

Interesting shrine away from the hub bub of Orangestaad. A nice place to retreat to for a little spirituality.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 10, 2015
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Houston, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

Interesting shrine away from the hub bub of Orangestaad. A nice place to retreat to for a little spirituality.

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Coconut Creek, Florida, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Yes, it had a special meaning to me and obviously to the Arubians who built it. It's a lovely spot as your tour the island. It's peaceful and serene and a nice place for reflection. It's not a destination per se but do stop and reflect for a moment if you're in the area.

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Nottingham
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

Found only by accident on a road trip Worth a short visit and to take pictures If religious time for quiet reflection and prayer Wouldn't go out of way to find as would be disappointed

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North Reading, MA
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

We went there on a tour and it would mean something to a Catholic. There were statues and I am sure it means something very deeply to a religious person

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Kenner, Louisiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

This seems to have been made as a memorial type of grotto, and there were no special sightings or miracles claimed at this location. Since the island is 80 percent Roman Catholic, this is a significant spot for worshipers.

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Minneapolis
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

We saw it on the map but unintentionally ended up there. Kitchy but earnest religious statues are tucked in the grotto. There are a few photos of children in need of prayers. There are no signs to tell you about it.

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Katonah, NY
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

This is a place of significance to Arubians where a Catholic Mass is performed every year on February 11th. The shrine is build into the rocks on a drive northeast of San Nicolas located in Sero Preto. The Mass is preceeded by a procession that leaves from the St Theresita Church in San Nicolas. There is roadside parking as the... More 

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Baltimore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

The Lourdes Grotto is well preserved and well kept for its time. So reverend….I felt so at peace inside when we stopped to check it out from our bus tour.

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Astoria, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

This is one of my favorite places to visit while in Aruba. Nestled on the side of the road you will find Lourdes Grotto, an altar build in the stone wall. The stone statues are beautiful. There is a sense of peace and stillness at the grotto to breathe in and enjoy.

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Suffield, Connecticut
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

We had gone to baby beach and on the way home we took a little side trip to check out the Grotto. The Grotto was built with in a cave and is set up for mass and pilgrimages. We walked around and took some pictures. there was another cave and alter set-up across the road. There was no one there... More 

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