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Lourdes Grotto

Seroe Preto, San Nicolas, Aruba | Black Hill, Oranjestad, Aruba
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Type: Monuments/ Statues
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Baltimore
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32 reviews 32 reviews
10 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
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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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
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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212 reviews 212 reviews
86 attraction reviews
124 helpful votes 124 helpful votes
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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Eindhoven, The Netherlands
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65 reviews 65 reviews
16 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

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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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

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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84 reviews 84 reviews
29 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 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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78 reviews 78 reviews
8 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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60 attraction reviews
67 helpful votes 67 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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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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38 reviews 38 reviews
6 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 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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