We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

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

Book In Advance
All photos (456)
Full view
Traveller Overview
  • Excellent61%
  • Very good31%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“holy water”(15 reviews)
“costa rica”(45 reviews)
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.
C. 16, between Avdas. 2 and 4, Cartago, Costa Rica
Ways to Experience Our Lady of the Angels Basilica (Basilica de Nuestra Senora de Los Angeles)
from US$99.00
More Info
from US$115.56
More Info
from US$105.00
More Info
Reviews (579)
Filter reviews
209 results
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
More languages
Show reviews that mention
All reviews beautiful church holy water costa rica la negrita virgin mary patron saint large plaza de los worth a visit take home the san jose area holy place annual pilgrimage pilgrimage site central america los angeles byzantine style
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 209 reviews
Reviewed August 7, 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

Thank Aline P
Reviewed August 3, 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

Thank marialuisac196
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

1  Thank JuliaReitor
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
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
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
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
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
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

Thank travelingCAgal
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
View more reviews
Nearby HotelsSee all 4 nearby hotels
Hotel Las Brumas
39 reviews
2.02 km away
Hotel y Restaurante El Guarco
75 reviews
4.53 km away
Paraiso Orocay Lodge
49 reviews
7.60 km away
Hotel Rio Perlas Spa & Resort
266 reviews
7.66 km away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 124 nearby restaurants
Restaurante Ton Hoi
47 reviews
.33 km away
Boutique Cafe
29 reviews
.46 km away
Gubser Ticino
10 reviews
.08 km away
9 reviews
1.57 km away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 30 nearby attractions
Ruins of the Church of Carthage
107 reviews
.75 km away
Santiago Apostol Parish Ruins
79 reviews
.73 km away
Cartago Central Market
39 reviews
.91 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Our Lady of the Angels Basilica (Basilica de Nuestra Senora de Los Angeles) staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines