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Lourdes Grotto

Seroe Preto, San Nicolas, Aruba | Black Hill, Oranjestad, Aruba
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Ranked #15 of 27 attractions in Oranjestad
Type: Monuments/ Statues
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Eindhoven, The Netherlands
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65 reviews 65 reviews
16 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 NEW

The Lourdes Grotto is a nice place to stop and take a couple of pictures and then continue your way. It's built in a stone wall and you can see and access it directly from the road. If you take the drive don't blink or you might miss it :-)

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Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014 NEW

The area has been allowed to deteriorate.There was trash as well has old Christmas lights laying around

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George Town, Grand Cayman
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82 reviews 82 reviews
28 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014

This is the best of the caves. Take a torch if you have one, but you can get by without one. A few bats were flapping about, which added to the atmosphere. best when no one else is about as too many people spoil the tranquility.

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Toms River, New Jersey
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75 reviews 75 reviews
8 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

This is not nearly as elegant as say the Alta Vista Chapel. This is a small shrine set up in a cave-ish formation. Clearly it was created with a respect and love of the Virgin Mary, and as such, would have significance to those visiting to pay homage, say a prayer, make a donation. I would not called it a... More

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West Vancouver, Canada
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128 reviews 128 reviews
60 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

Waste of time unless you are religious. Did not get significance of the grotto. I think it just filled time on the tour.

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Columbus, Ohio, United States
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9 reviews 9 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2014

it was a place to visit for a few minutes if you are near San Nicholaas. Don't go out of your way to find it otherwise.

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Orlando
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35 reviews 35 reviews
6 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2013

If you are lucky enough to be on Aruba during Christmas you should not miss visiting Lourdes Grotto. It's in San Nicholas, about 45 minutes from the hi rise hotel area. It's a natural limestone formation covered with thousands of lights and a few scenic walkways. There is a small display inside the "cave". It's a very interesting place for... More

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Waterford, Michigan
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26 reviews 26 reviews
16 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2013

An outdoor Church cut into natural limestone caves is very unique and worth seeing. There is another one across the street. Would like to see lit up at night.

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Johnston, Iowa
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2013

Not a lot to this grotto. Quite simply and small but well maintained and you can't beat the price (free).

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Waretown, New Jersey
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29 reviews 29 reviews
16 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2013

I have never heard of Lourdes' Grotto until this year. We kind of stumbled upon it, and it was really cool. I'd love to know more information about it.

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