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Address: El Valle, Margarita Island, Venezuela

The basilica features the "Virgin of the Valley," an image of...

The basilica features the "Virgin of the Valley," an image of Mary, the mother of Jesus Christ. Pilgrims from Venezuela and around the world come to pay her homage.

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tell people about your experience it was so cute and decorative and it took about an hour. its so much a spiritual place

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

tell people about your experience it was so cute and decorative and it took about an hour. its so much a spiritual place

Thank Zoie T
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

This is a beautiful church and it's worth a visit. There are many places where the virgin is venerated, the most famous places are Margarita Island In Venezuela, the Virgin is the patroness of eastern Venezuela. As part of the religious tradition of Venezuela, it is venerated in Isla Margarita. There is a celebration in her honor on 8 September... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

A beautiful church. A lot of people inside visiting the virgin. And plenty of commerce going on outside if you want to by some souvenirs this is the place.

Thank Norma7610
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016

One of Venezuela's top religious spots. You can buy flowers to leave to the virgin. In November in the anniversary of the Virgen del Valle there's a beautiful celebration with fireworks and religious singin.

Thank Luis V
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2016

Beautiful, well maintained, historic place of worship. Please place this on your "To Do" list for Margarita. The church is really grand and a site to behold. The museum is well worth the visit. Please respect the "No Photos" in the treasure room!

Thank Almera101
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2016

Basilica Virgen del Valle is a gothic church located in El Valle del Espíritu Santo town in Margarita Island. The architecture of this sumptuous building is a gem :) This is a mandatory stop to all those catholics who are visiting Margarita. Outside the church, you can find plenty of stalls where locals are selling religious crafts! Its a safe... More 

Thank Eli L
Porlamar, Venezuela
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 May 2016

People come from all over to look at this church. I went to a baptism here it was very nice ceremony.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 May 2016

It's a good visit to make if you want to understand a little more about the devotion that most Venezuelan people have to this Virgen, the church is small and cozy, in the outside you can find a lot of souvenirs

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Bakersfield, California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 April 2016

I'm from Margarita but I'm living in US and I must say, if you visit the island, you must visit "La Virgen del Valle", so you can feel a very important part of the traditions in Venezuela. The faith, that the people have on the Virgin Mary is one of the most symbolic icons on Latin America. If you visit... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 April 2016

visiting churches is a must because there are a lot and is in their catholic culture so is always nice to visit them and see how different they are

Thank Suriel M

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