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Our Lady of the Angels Basilica (Basilica de Nuestra Senora de Los Angeles)

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Address: C. 16, between Avdas. 2 and 4, Cartago, Costa Rica
Phone Number: 506-551-0465
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Description: This church is best known for the 1635 appearance of the country's patron...
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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Basilica de Nuestra Senora de Los Angeles

I am not much into churches since I was not born Catholic, but I like the architectural design of this Basilica. This is one of the very few churches in Costa Rica that was built... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 22, 2015
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San José, San Jose, Costa Rica
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San José, San Jose, Costa Rica
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

I am not much into churches since I was not born Catholic, but I like the architectural design of this Basilica. This is one of the very few churches in Costa Rica that was built with ---may I say, awesome architectural design --- at least comparing to other local churches in the country. It is centrally located in Cartago, so... More 

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Columbia, Missouri, Usa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

This is the home of the national virgin of Costa Rica--an un pretentious black stone figurine with a wonderful legend. The pilgrimage is the first week of August. Full of artifacts and mementos thanking the virgin for intervension.

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Tallinn, Estonia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

Cartago is nice place to visit to see local life, Basilica is the main attraction in that little town. Don`t forget to fill your bottle with holy water:)

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

This was included in our half day tour of Irazu w/ the company Expediciones Tropicales. I like visiting churches and taking my time but we were rushed by our guide through this. If you are in the area take some time and visit

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Eindhoven, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

Tip: Park behind (east side of) the cathedral in the "official" parking lot (to the left of Tienda El Santuario, Calle 15A), its pretty cheap. The people who "attend" to your car on the street will charge you tenfold, if they see that you are a tourist! You'll probably don't need more than two hours for the visit... The outside... More 

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Metro Minneapolis-Saint Paul, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

We saw the Basilica at dusk, which was quite dramatic. It is a beautiful church, given that the area is prone to earthquakes and I am not sure how many have survived over the years.

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San Jose, Costa Rica
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

The church is beautiful and peaceful, even when it is full of people. It is a must see attraction. If you get a chance go during the peregrination on August 1 or 2.

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Nutley, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

If you are a Spiritual person (maybe even if you are not) the peace is meaningful and history of the appearance breathtaking. A place of pillgrimage.

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St Ives, Cambs, Uk
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

The focus of the city, once the capital, before and after the volcano and earthquake. The stained glass windows are beautiful.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

The Church is located in Cartago. It is nice and big but asides from that there is not much too see. It's an old church but has been remodeled and is in great shape. You can get holy water there if you would like and outside they sell overpriced sourvenirs. It is in walking distance from the center of Cartago... More 

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Additional Information about Our Lady of the Angels Basilica (Basilica de Nuestra Senora de Los Angeles)

Address: Address: C. 16, between Avdas. 2 and 4, Cartago, Costa Rica
Phone Number: 506-551-0465
Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Cartago  >  Cartago

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