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Church of the Virgin of the Holy Water (Nuestra Senora del Agua Santa)

Banos, Ecuador
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Beautiful

I haven't been into many churches in South America. But this one was just there in the middle of... read more

Reviewed 19 March 2017
Cecilie D
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Larvik, Norway
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Beautiful

Stunning to see at Christmas seeing the nativity on the chancel. We felt privileged to see this... read more

Reviewed 16 March 2017
whatagreatlife
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Charleston, South Carolina
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The town of Banos is famous for this magnificent Basilica, a place of pilgrimage for those seeking to thank the Virgin of the Holy Water for her many miracles.
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  • Very good41%
  • Average10%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Reviewed 19 March 2017 via mobile

I haven't been into many churches in South America. But this one was just there in the middle of the square with the doors wide open. And while picking in it was just so beautiful that we decided to take a look inside. And in...More

Thank Cecilie D
Reviewed 16 March 2017

Stunning to see at Christmas seeing the nativity on the chancel. We felt privileged to see this amazing couch on our Gate 1 Tour.

Thank whatagreatlife
Reviewed 5 March 2017 via mobile

Although I don't speak Spanish, I loved going to Mass this last Saturday. The church was packed for 9:00 AM service. The music was awesome as was the enthusiasm of the congregation. If you have something to be blessed, go to the altar after Mass....More

Thank Justin C
Reviewed 4 March 2017 via mobile

At this time of year it seems to rain a lot in Ecuador. I've seen rain every day of my two weeks here. So it's great to find something that's really good to do inside on a rainy day. And this church is it! Absolutely...More

Thank Ian G
Reviewed 25 February 2017 via mobile

Very unusual church as the outside is black. Beautiful inside with stain glass. The ceiling is very impressive. The park in front of church has been changed in the last 3 years and is overrun with booths selling trinkets. Worth the visit if you love...More

Thank Rebecca D
Reviewed 23 February 2017

The outside of the church is lovely and offset by the mountains on a sunny day. If you are already walking around the town, its worth sticking your head inside to see what its all about. If you can speak Spanish I recommend taking the...More

Thank Travelerchic123
Reviewed 22 February 2017 via mobile

Baños is located in tunguragua- ecuador. This city is very surprising because it is one of the ones that has the best landscape in the world. Is amazing to walk around this lake by the way that there is there. besides in the center of...More

Thank Javier M
Reviewed 21 February 2017

Baños, is a city that is located between high mountains, has natural environments, such as rivers, waterfalls, flora and fauna, medicinal waters that sprout from the earth and is located next to Tungurahua volcano. The city of baths has pools of hot springs and spas,...More

Thank kevin h
Reviewed 21 February 2017

Baños is an Ecuadorian city of the Province of Tungurahua. It is a tourist center of importance of the country, is located about 45 minutes from Ambato. Baños is also known as "La Puerta del Dorado" and also known as "El Piacito de Cielo" due...More

Thank Evelyn C
Reviewed 20 February 2017

This is a morning thing to do. We went at night and OMG it was crowded beyond a can of sardines. It the morning they open very early..I think 5am. At most there were about 20-30 people soaking away in the 25yard long hot mineral...More

Thank Don84101
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