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Address: El Valle, Margarita Island, Venezuela

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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Beautifully serene

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed August 12, 2016
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 12, 2016

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!

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 24, 2016

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... More 

Thank Eli L
Porlamar, Venezuela
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 bubbles 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 bubbles 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 bubbles 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

Thank Suriel M
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 bubbles 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 bubbles 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 bubbles 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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