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

C. 16, between Avdas. 2 and 4, Cartago, Costa Rica
506-551-0465
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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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  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“costa rica” (45 reviews)
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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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"beautiful church"
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"holy water"
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"costa rica"
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"la negrita"
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"virgin mary"
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"patron saint"
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"large plaza"
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"worth a visit"
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"de los"
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"take home"
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"black stone"
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"the san jose area"
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"holy place"
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"annual pilgrimage"
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"pilgrimage site"
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"across the street"
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"central america"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Thank Aline P
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Reviewed 1 week ago 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

Thank Maria Luisa C
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Reviewed July 6, 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

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Reviewed June 22, 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.

Thank Paul S
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Reviewed June 18, 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

Thank janet p
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Reviewed June 12, 2018

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

Thank Finallyfree
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Reviewed June 4, 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

Thank Jeffrey D
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Reviewed June 4, 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.

Thank Banana427
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Reviewed June 3, 2018 via mobile

We stopped on a Sunday and I could not get inside the church as it was so crowded but my husband managed to squeeze past the crowds. It was interesting to see but I just as much enjoyed the large plaza in front of the...More

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Reviewed May 28, 2018

In Cartago, which was the capital of Costa Rica for almost 300 years, this is the most visited holy shrine in Central America. Quite impressive.

Thank SMChico2
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