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“Must-go for Venezuelans, not really for foreigners”

Basilica Virgen del Valle
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Owner description: 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.
Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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“Must-go for Venezuelans, not really for foreigners”
Reviewed July 8, 2012

The Virgen del Valle is probably the most worshipped patron of Venezuela. She is especially important in the eastern part of Venezuela and with all things maritime like navy, sailors, and fishermen. So almost all Venezuelans that visit Isla Margarita will visit to this church to pay tribute at least once in their lives. It can get very crowded, especially on weekends and national holidays. But to be honest, for foreigners there is not much reason to visit this place, because the church and surroundings are not very attractive from a historic or architectural point of view.

Visited July 2012
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