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Our Lady of the Angels Basilica (Basilica de Nuestra Senora de Los Angeles)

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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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C. 16, between Avdas. 2 and 4, Cartago, Costa Rica
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506-551-0465
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Friend took me, slightly interesting story, not sure if there are guides, otherwise it is a church. Worth a visit if in Cartago, the Sanatorium is better

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Larry F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It is not extremely old, but still, it is one of the nicest buildings I have seen in Costa Rica, especially with the late afternoon sunlight. Cartago is pretty and quiet, and the Basilica is the real center of it. It has great cultural value...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank QuintenJ
Reviewed 7 August 2018

We visited the basilic on the 2nd of August. That's when the catholic Ticos celebrate Virgin de Los Angeles. Pelgrims from all over Costa Rica walk to Cartago and visit the basilic in the end. It's very impressive to see the people kneeling in the...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Aline P
Reviewed 3 August 2018 via mobile

I had the opportunity to visit this lovely place in the proper day of the celebration of Nuestra Señora de Los Ángeles. Thousands of people across Costa Rica walked to the Basilica to see the statue that appeared in the rock, where later on, the...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 7 July 2018

Knowing the story of this Basilica it is something "must see" when you are in Costa Rica. It will probably take you 10-15 mins but knowing how religious is this nation and how much this place means to them, just come and feel the hope...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 22 June 2018

It is a very simple but mandatory stop when visiting Cartago. This place explains a lot about the quite and religious behavoir of people in Cartago.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Paul S
Reviewed 18 June 2018 via mobile

The church is located in cartago.amazing place very pretty. The food are really good.you can find souvenir in good prices the people are very nice

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank janet p
Reviewed 12 June 2018

Standing at the head of a large plaza this spectacular church is indeed at least as beautiful as the San Jose cathedral.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank finallyfree
Reviewed 5 June 2018

It's somewhat jarring to see people hawking lottery tickets right outside a large church, but whatever works for you, right? Our Lady of the Angels is an impressive building worth a visit. Side rooms are almost like museum displays of art and relics. The area...More

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank idlewanderlust
Reviewed 4 June 2018

What a beautiful church! They were having service and you can go in and see the beauty. There is a plaza out front where people are selling stuff.

Date of experience: June 2018
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