Basílica Nuestra Señora Del Valle

Basílica Nuestra Señora Del Valle, Margarita Island

Basílica Nuestra Señora Del Valle

Basílica Nuestra Señora Del Valle
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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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TriniSuperBoy
Jamaica51 contributions
Jun 2014 • Family
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.
Written September 1, 2014
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John K
Raleigh, NC75 contributions
Jun 2013 • Family
White church with steeples and ornate interior. Little market kiosks outside had a good selection of souvenirs.
Written July 8, 2013
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Alessandro U
Caracas, Venezuela15 contributions
Aug 2014 • Family
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 is required inside the church building.
The image of the Virgin in display inside the basilica is of stunning beauty
temperature around and inside the Basilica building may be very hot and humid, bring water and cover up your head during late morning and early afternoon visits.
Written February 18, 2015
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Luis V
Buenos Aires, Argentina29 contributions
Nov 2016
One of Venezuela's top religious spots. You can buy flowers to leave to the virgin. In November in the anniversary of the Virgen del Valle there's a beautiful celebration with fireworks and religious singin.
Written December 20, 2016
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Linda A
Bryan, TX69 contributions
Nov 2012 • Family
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 i encourage you to wear something confortable and at the same time suitable for church.
Written January 24, 2013
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Pedro de Pedra
Rotterdam, The Netherlands1,098 contributions
Jul 2012 • Family
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 on weekends and national holidays. But to be honest, for foreigners there is not much reason to visit this place, because the church and surroundings are not very attractive from a historic or architectural point of view.
Written July 8, 2012
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connie f
Bridgetown, Barbados16 contributions
Aug 2018 • Family
We visited the Church while on a historic tour around the island August 2018...the church and surroundings are well maintained ..the interior was so beautiful..with stained colourful windows , images of Mary,Jesus the cross and other `holy` images gave you such a peaceful serene feeling...encouraged you to stop and reflect /pray...on the outside were handicraft/jewelry vendors with such beautiful well made items ...made you feel like choosing all...would like to visit again soon.
Written March 27, 2019
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Almera101
Rio Claro, Trinidad256 contributions
May 2016 • Friends
Beautiful, well maintained, historic place of worship.
Please place this on your "To Do" list for Margarita. The church is really grand and a site to behold. The museum is well worth the visit.
Please respect the "No Photos" in the treasure room!
Written August 12, 2016
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Eli L
Prague, Czech Republic213 contributions
Mar 2016 • Couples
Basilica Virgen del Valle is a gothic church located in El Valle del Espíritu Santo town in Margarita Island. The architecture of this sumptuous building is a gem :) This is a mandatory stop to all those catholics who are visiting Margarita. Outside the church, you can find plenty of stalls where locals are selling religious crafts! Its a safe place and there is plenty of security in the surrounding areas.
Written July 24, 2016
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Danielakc
Caracas, Venezuela158 contributions
May 2016 • Family
It's a good visit to make if you want to understand a little more about the devotion that most Venezuelan people have to this Virgen, the church is small and cozy, in the outside you can find a lot of souvenirs
Written May 10, 2016
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