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“Traditional Presence in a Quaint Little Town”

Ranked #5 of 49 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.
Reviewed May 3, 2013

Nice church with all the traditional, gothic colonial detail typical of Spanish history seated in the town center of this quaint little town. In an environment holding onto its small, historical South American feel combined with local and international tourists alike, and a growing expat community, this church ads a charming throwback to the roots.

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Reviewed May 1, 2013

This Church has many stories along its walls telling about the different miracles that people have observed in the Banos area. There is a museum of church artifacts and some wonderful photo ops----enjoy, it's Banos!!!!

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Reviewed April 29, 2013

This church is located at the charmin old town of Baños in Ecuador. The chirch is very well preserved and has many great features. The devotion of the people from Ecuador is huge to this church and the Virgin of the Holy Water. Mass is very nice and the people around as well as the plaza, the surroundings and the entire town are just beautiful, relaxing and very comforting. A must see attraction while in town. The entrance to the church is free, however the museum admission has a cost of just $1.50 per person.

Thank IsmaelT
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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.

Thank NayiU
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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.

Thank Patrick G
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