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Our Lady of the Angels Basilica (Basilica de Nuestra Senora de Los Angeles)
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$64.00*
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Half-Day Trip to Irazu Volcano and Cartago from San Jose
Ranked #1 of 19 things to do in Cartago
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Owner description: 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.
Northern Virginia
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8 reviews
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“Beautiful Cathedral”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 15, 2012

We wondered aroud the plaza where this cathedral as well as inside which has a lot of beutiful details. A big plus, you get a taste of the religious culture.

Visited July 2012
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“Interesting”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 9, 2012

They have a gift shop and a museum. This helped to understand the culture and why it is so important to the Costa Ricans. The church is beautiful and the plaza is simple. The parking is a challenge but if you park a block or two away it is doable. However, do not leave your valuables in the car.

Visited July 2012
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Healdsburg, California, United States
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“One of the most beautiful sites of Costa Rica”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 27, 2012

Came by this place after briefly checking out the ruins, the cathedral was open and it had a wee museum in the basement explaining the history of the vanishing rock miracle. The inside of the cathedral was truly stunning and the glasses were well illustrated with vibrant colors. I'd recommend going there; but, not on a rainy day..

Visited May 2012
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Costa Rica
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“Excellent cultural history!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 15, 2012

We have visited many times this beatiful Basilica in Cartago.
There is much history about the culture of the area and the pilgrams that walk every year.
The area is beautiful, lots of information and small "sodas" around for eating.

The people are extremely friendly with great customer service.
Please remember that you are visiting a church and dress appropirately.

The only downside is there are no bathrooms, you have to pay at local stores to use the restrooms.
Worth visiting the Irazu Volcano and then coming to Cartago for the Basilica! An excellent adventure / day trip from Turrialba!

Visited April 2012
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Mexico City, Mexico
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“Very interesting basilica...”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 21, 2012

... but the rest of Cartago is quite boring, especially compared to other old towns of Central America.

Visited March 2012
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