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Address: El Valle, Margarita Island, Venezuela
Description: The basilica features the "Virgin of the Valley," an image of Mary, the...
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.
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This is an amazing church we were fortunate to be there, however we went on a Sundays so there were long lines to get in but, non the less we felt blessed just to be there

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 14, 2015
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Trinidad and Tobago
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Trinidad and Tobago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

This is an amazing church we were fortunate to be there, however we went on a Sundays so there were long lines to get in but, non the less we felt blessed just to be there

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Caracas, Venezuela
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6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Virgen del Valle, or Our Lady of The Valley, is the Virgin Mary´s name for the eastern part of Venezuela. Specially revered in Margarita and Anzoategui State. its story is knitted into Margarita´s culture, music, arts and religous sentiment. visitors should be aware of mass scheduling : tourist visits are not permited during religious services. Also modest and respectful wardrobe... More 

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Jamaica
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30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
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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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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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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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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Address: Address: El Valle, Margarita Island, Venezuela
Location: South America  >  Venezuela  >  Insular Region  >  Coastal Islands  >  Margarita Island

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