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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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“Peaceful place”

"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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Mauricio M
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Berlin, Germany
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Berlin, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

"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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Thank Mauricio M
Cincinnati, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
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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1 Thank SnowM_nn
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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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1 Thank Folami L
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
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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1 Thank Jorge M
Caracas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
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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1 Thank Manuel M
Trinidad and Tobago
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

This is an amazing church we were fortunate to be there, however we went on a Sundays so there were long lines to get in but, non the less we felt blessed just to be there

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Caracas, Venezuela
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

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... More 

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3 Thank Alessandro U
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

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.

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4 Thank TriniSuperBoy
Raleigh, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

White church with steeples and ornate interior. Little market kiosks outside had a good selection of souvenirs.

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3 Thank John K
Ottawa, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2013

The church is definitely beautiful, and from what we learned on the second visit, important as it has South America's oldest Virgin Mary statue. It would have been neat to more leisurely walk the market, though.

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