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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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Beautiful Basilica

This is a place to visit if you are in town. We visit it on a Sunday afternoon and stayed for mass. The weather was so nice. Be sure to visit the rock where the Virgin Mary... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a place to visit if you are in town. We visit it on a Sunday afternoon and stayed for mass. The weather was so nice. Be sure to visit the rock where the Virgin Mary appeared hundreds of years ago

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San Jose, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We drove through Cartago and stopped at the Basilica. It is a beautiful church with stain glass panes. Along the side near the bottom they have the holy water that you can fill containers with. I am not Catholic but this is one of the most beautiful experiences I had. There is a nice courtyard with restaurants along the streets.... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This day is a holiday in Costa Rica. Thousands of people walked from different parts of the country and even neighboring countries to this church in Cartago. People could enter the church on foot or on their knees all the way to the altar. The church itself was beautiful. Not the most magnificent church I've ever seen, but I have... More 

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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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 4 weeks ago 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 4 weeks ago 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 4 weeks ago

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 weeks ago 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 July 23, 2016

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 July 22, 2016

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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