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Address: El Valle, Margarita Island, Venezuela
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The basilica features the "Virgin of the Valley," an image of...

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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very old church

People come from all over to look at this church. I went to a baptism here it was very nice ceremony.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2016
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Porlamar, Venezuela
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Porlamar, Venezuela
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2016

People come from all over to look at this church. I went to a baptism here it was very nice ceremony.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2016

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

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Bakersfield, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2016

I'm from Margarita but I'm living in US and I must say, if you visit the island, you must visit "La Virgen del Valle", so you can feel a very important part of the traditions in Venezuela. The faith, that the people have on the Virgin Mary is one of the most symbolic icons on Latin America. If you visit... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2016

visiting churches is a must because there are a lot and is in their catholic culture so is always nice to visit them and see how different they are

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Thank Suriel M
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2016

Excellent to spend a day with the family and loved ones in a landmark of the island. You can buy souvenirs and have some typical food in the street food near by.

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Berlin, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2016

"This church is beautiful. It was made in honor of La Virgen del Valle who is the protector of the Island and has many devotees. We came to know this place and it was a unique experience, find a nice place in a rural neighborhood, with many sales of typical food (empanadas y arepas) around and several craft shops. People... More 

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2015

we came here a few times. the Christmas mass was so beautiful. & the market out side was full of vendors selling mass associated items & food. The church was & is a master piece of art inside & out. !! the people are very welcoming & I felt very special inside.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2015 via mobile

I visited the church got some hand bands,souvenirs.It was clean ,and beautiful. They had many little things you can buy outside the church.Catholics will enjoy this lovely church.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2015

It's a historical place, if you are catholic you must visit it, you will find a lot of souvenirs about Virgin and island

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015 via mobile

The church is nice, very clean and well maintained, but is simple and very small. There is an small museum beside, but be careful because there is not a good signal and you can miss it. The market around is colorful but I asked to three different salesmen and saleswomen about the virgin history and nobody knows... Curios if you... More 

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