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Santuario Nacional Nuestra Senora de Los Angeles: Tours & Tickets

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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.
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Calle 1, Cartago, Costa Rica
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Basilica of Our Lady of the Angels was a nice surprise. This catholic temple is open for everyone, and is the National Shrine in Costa Rica. The building is fairly new, and with an architectural design that resemble near East catholic temples that influence...More

Date of experience: November 2019
Thank josepZ7581NA
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Costa Rica is a very conservative country. On the foundations of this, catholicism is the pillar on which the majority of ticos (another way to call us costaricans) support their beliefs. The most important site of adoration for us is the Basilica de Nuestra Señora...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank rtacsan
Reviewed 18 August 2019

My visit was on a grey and damp day, but even so the Basilica is impressive due to its size and architecture. The outside simply doesn't prepare one for the interior however - it is simply magnificent! It is a huge space, but light and...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Gary F
Reviewed 10 March 2019

Traditional Town square with picturesque church. The church was totally packed during the Sunday service so did not get the chance to look around inside. Outside around the back of the church there is a water fountain believed to supply holy water which can be...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 22 February 2019

We visited this town after seeing it advertised as a tour. The church was magnificent! Inside there was a golden hue that radiated through out the building. A photographer's dream. It is famous for a story about a Black Madonna and its reappearance at the...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 18 February 2019

Basilica looks very impressive from the outside. But once we went in – we could only look around: we never saw anything like this – colorful columns stretching up to a wooden ceiling, in a moorish style with wood and gold and color it was...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Raroboy
Reviewed 12 February 2019

This church is beautiful. Its breath taking inside and out. We even bought bottles in the courtyard to fill with Holy Water. I highly recommend seeing this church. Would definitely go again.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank _ebalysky
Reviewed 9 February 2019 via mobile

Simple beautiful church and worth a 30 minute stop to wander around inside and out. Free parking and easily found.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank TheAndrewNatt
Reviewed 1 February 2019

We stopped by this CHurch after our trip to Irazu Volcano. There was a mass going on when we visited and the mass was very solemn. The glass paned windows of the church are mesmerizing. The interiors of this church is beautiful.It is also infront...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank betty l
Reviewed 24 January 2019

On August 2 every year, millions take pilgrimage from various countries, cities and countrysides, some on their knees, to this famous church. The fountain emanating from the lower level behind the church spouts water that heals believers. Built in 1912 near where Juana saw the...More

Date of experience: February 2018
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