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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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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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In August people pilgrimage to this beautiful church. Lots of people! I'm not a fan of crowds and I'm not sure where all these people park in such a small town. So we arrived at... read more

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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

In August people pilgrimage to this beautiful church. Lots of people! I'm not a fan of crowds and I'm not sure where all these people park in such a small town. So we arrived at the end of July and witnessed some pre-preparations for the event. Luckily without the crowds! A stage was being set up outside. Booths selling rosaries... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

It's a striking building, a nice building to view inside nicely decorated. People outside are taking pictures good for photography!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Beatiful Church located in Cartago which was the former capital city of Costa Rica. You may visit it on your way to or from Volcan Irazu. It is a Catholic pilgrimage site.

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Doral, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A beautiful site worth visiting. It reflects the Costa Rican faith and love for the Virgin Mary. Make sure to go to the church basement.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Beautiful Basilica. History, architecture simply breathtaking. Was able to arrive in time for reconciliation. Loved it!

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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Though we are Church of Jesus Christ members (Mormons) we find peace and hope by visiting other religious buildings and the Basilica in Cartago and also visiting the ruins of the former church there. The ruins, of course, are totally gutted but they have trees and bushes (flowers and all) inside the remains and you can go in at certain... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This Basilica is a true treasure in Costa Rica. Famous for the annual August pilgrimage of thousands of the devoted from around the world, this Church is a truly special place. I am Catholic and although I grew up in the church, most of my adult life I have not paid much attention to religion. I appreciate the church, it's... More 

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Heredia, Costa Rica
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place was busy on a Sunday, with all kinds of locals coming to receive a blessing from Maria de los Angeles, the patron saint of Costa Rica. It's an interesting scene. Outside the Basilica people are selling lucky number lottery tickets and little "milagros". Inside the basilica you may find pilgrims barefoot or walking on their knees on their... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A great setting, we were told to not miss this place and I am so glad that I went there. Modern, by world church/cathedral/basilica standards - it was nonetheless most breathtaking. Exterior setting was stunning (even in the raid) and the interior the same, many skylights letting natural light in. The altar amazingly well laid out also. It had been... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

even though I am not a religious person - the church architecture is magnificent. It is a must see for anyone who is vising Costa Rica and in the area.....religious person or lay people..all will love this great structural accomplishment!

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