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Ranked #5 of 46 things to do in Banos
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Owner description: The town of Banos is famous for this magnificent Basilica, a place of pilgrimage for those seeking to thank the Virgin of the Holy Water for her many miracles.
Wichita, Kansas
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386 reviews
141 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
“Must to see!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 11, 2013

Church is right in the city center ... one cannot miss it.
It looks dark from outside but once inside you feel warmth and peace. Church is very nicely decorated. Adjacent garden is full of flowers.

Visited November 2012
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Vilvoorde, Belgium
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37 reviews
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“I like the smell of candles”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 8, 2013

So many candles you can feel the presence of the spirit(s). Make it silent inside, and reflect for some minutes about life, people, the world.
Treat it with respect.

Visited November 2012
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Atlanta, Georgia
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84 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Beautiful Church”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 14, 2013

The church and the town were like a postcard. You could see a waterfall on the side of the mountain in the middle of town. A great little town for relaxing

Visited May 2012
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Vancouver, Canada
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377 reviews
139 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 322 helpful votes
“History of volcano in paintings inside...”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 4, 2013

This is a very beautiful church, but what makes it so interesting is that along the walls are a series of paintings that give the history of Banos and the volcano. Each painting has a description in
Spanish of the story that goes with it. The people of Banos believe that the virgin Mary told them to build their town in this place because it is away from the side of the mountain that the lava flows down. The paintings are very interesting and even if you can't read Spanish you can get the idea about what they represent. This church is definitely worth a visit.

Visited February 2013
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Denver, Colorado
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33 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
“Beautiful church”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 3, 2013

While in Banos my girlfriend and I walked around the city. The main square is very pretty and the church was beautiful. If you like old architecture it is a fine example. Great picture opportunities.

Visited February 2013
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