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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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Solemn and Awe-Inspiring

I would highly recommend a visit to this church to anyone. The church itself is beautifully designed and is architecturally quite pleasing. Regardless of your religious... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 1, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

I would highly recommend a visit to this church to anyone. The church itself is beautifully designed and is architecturally quite pleasing. Regardless of your religious affiliation or inclination, a visit is sure to inspire. The approach to the church, across a broad plaza and from the front is beautiful, especially at night, when the entire structure is lighted. Music... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

This is a pretty church to visit, and the history is interesting. Being in Cartago, it is an easy walk, and our photos turned out really nice.

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Trinidad
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

This church was simply beautiful. What was amazing was that there were so many people touring, and yet the silence was overwhelming. The altar was absolutely stunning and you could actually see the doll which is at the center of this story of how the church was built. Outside there is a grotto where blessed water flows. This church was... More 

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Sundsvall, Sweden
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Basilica de Nuestra Senora de Los Angeles can be found in Cartago to the east of Costa Rica's capital, San José. Not very far outside of San José but around the mesa central (San José and closeby towns), driving a car can take for ages due to a lot of cars and not enough roads. Check with locals for tips... More 

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Cartago, Costa Rica
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

As a Costa Rican I am really happy to share this review with all possible members. Additionally to the strong faith that we have for what this place means to some of us, the building and its surroundings are beautiful. Although wonderful all year-round the Basilica its shown at its best every August 2nd as worshippers from all over the... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Lovely church with significance to Costa Ricans and Catholics alike. Major pilgrimage happens August 2 every year. It is worth the visit on your way up to Irazu volcano.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

This beautiful church is absolutely breathtaking. I found the devotion demonstrated by the worshippers as they moved down to the alter on their knees touching. To get a sense of the history of this building, go below where you will see a cut away showing the different stages of building and see the rock upon which the miracle happened to... More 

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Province of Cartago, Costa Rica
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

This is a must see if you come to Cartago. Even if you are not religious it is still a beautiful piece of work. It is interesting to come on the Day of the Virgen in August. 2million people one particular year made the pilgrimage to Cartago, they come by foot on their knees, through the mountains to pay their... More 

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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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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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