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Basilica Virgen del Valle

El Valle, Margarita Island, Venezuela
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Religious Sites
Owner description: The basilica features the "Virgin of the Valley," an image of Mary, the mother of Jesus Christ. Pilgrims from Venezuela and around the world come to... more » Owner description: The basilica features the "Virgin of the Valley," an image of Mary, the mother of Jesus Christ. Pilgrims from Venezuela and around the world come to pay her homage. « less
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Jamaica
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

This is a wonderful place. You can buy flowers for the virgin and offer it. You can light candles. There are a lot of people selling souvenirs for the church. There is a food court nearly, on the compound. The empanadas, cachatas etc are really nice and the food area is clean.

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

White church with steeples and ornate interior. Little market kiosks outside had a good selection of souvenirs.

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Ottawa, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2013

The church is definitely beautiful, and from what we learned on the second visit, important as it has South America's oldest Virgin Mary statue. It would have been neat to more leisurely walk the market, though.

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Caracas, Venezuela
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19 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2013

It shows the culture of the "margariteños" or people from Margarita Island. .The place is super full of people. You will find many places to buy souveniers and little statues of the virgin. When you go into the church it self, make sure you are dressed propperly, otherwise people might fell ofended. Its a very hot place to go, so... More

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Tampa, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2012

Sept 8th is the "feast day" for La Virgen, the patron saint of the Island and of the "oriente" of Venezuela. There is a celebration that goes on until Sept 26...food, art, music and pilgrimage. The food is regional therefore much emphasis on fish and seafood. Surrounding island, Cubagua, is a haven for it affords a "get away from it... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2012

The Virgen del Valle is probably the most worshipped patron of Venezuela. She is especially important in the eastern part of Venezuela and with all things maritime like navy, sailors, and fishermen. So almost all Venezuelans that visit Isla Margarita will visit to this church to pay tribute at least once in their lives. It can get very crowded, especially... More

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