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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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Ranked #1 of 9 Attractions in Cartago
Type: Religious Sites, Historic Sites, Cultural
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Owner description: 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.
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tampa
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19 reviews 19 reviews
6 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

Fortunate to arrive at mass time and sit at one of the old benches by the doors ,fabulous view at the same time! Stunning colonial and Byzantine architecture give this basilica all the beauty of old European churches . Take your time to enjoy the beautiful stained glass windows and other religious relics throughout the basilica . Please be aware... More

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Ciudad Colon, Costa Rica
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57 reviews 57 reviews
18 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

This is by far the most beautiful church in Costa Rica with great photo opportunities. The plaza surrounding it is nice too.

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Cartago, Costa Rica
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

A lot of religiuos tradition, history and reverence for our mother. At the "pilita" you can collect blessed water to take home and also visit the stone where the Virgin was found.

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Wiscasset, Maine, USA
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109 reviews 109 reviews
47 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

The history here is palpable. Especially notice the ceiling of the church. Take the chance to be very quiet, and you'll be rewarded.

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round rock, tx usa
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21 reviews 21 reviews
4 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

Very short drive from San Jose, CR to Basilica in Cartago. Incredibly beautiful ornate old(1685?) church. Cartago is also quaint and worth walking some of the streets. Helpful to have a passenger who can watch for signs which are few and far between. but with some care you won't get lost. A great 1/2 day trip. Another great trip ...take... More

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Cartago, Costa Rica
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32 reviews 32 reviews
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

The Basilica is one of the reasons I moved to Cartago. I am not Catholic, I really don't practice any specific religion, but one cannot help but feel whatever your Higher Powers presence here. It is so beautiful inside and out, the atmosphere is indescribable. . Truthfully, there are no words to describe the beauty, peace and awesomeness.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

it is a nice plaeto visit due to architecture and religius culture. t is is a must! it is also nice to vist at night when all the lights are on

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Costa Rica
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27 reviews 27 reviews
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32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Every year, from all parts of Costa Rica, devotees of the our lady the Virgen Mary, begin walking as a penance or a promise to make a visit. The big day is the 1st of August, as the next day is a national holiday. People that are sick, or are looking for a job, or any help, will make a... More

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Prague, Czech Republic
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124 reviews 124 reviews
50 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 via mobile

Cartago has just few attractions to offer. But this basilica will heal your worries and bad mood from the town. It's admirable. Beautiful piece of architecture.

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Newcastle, Canada
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

We visited the Basilica on a Sunday & so were pleased to be able to see many parishioners in the church. There was also church music playing which really set the mood. The grounds as well as the basilica itself are beautiful & worth the visit. We were surprised to see the layout of the basilica prepared with raised motifs... More

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