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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.
  • Excellent59%
  • Very good33%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“holy water” (16 reviews)
“costa rica” (44 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"
in 29 reviews
"holy water"
in 16 reviews
"costa rica"
in 44 reviews
"la negrita"
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"virgin mary"
in 7 reviews
"patron saint"
in 5 reviews
"de los"
in 7 reviews
"lottery tickets"
in 4 reviews
"worth a visit"
in 7 reviews
"take home"
in 3 reviews
"black stone"
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"holy place"
in 3 reviews
"impressive architecture"
in 3 reviews
"annual pilgrimage"
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"across the street"
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"los angeles"
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"byzantine style"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

A must see if in cartago costa rica great history behind this church must see...a great time to really experience is on from the ending of july thru august 2nd

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Amazing church with wonderful architecture. If you are into church scenes and photography, you don’t want to miss it. Dedicated to the patron saint of Costa Rica, La Negrita

Thank N Manners F
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stunning Basilica with outstanding architechture. There are so many different angles to take picutures.

Thank steelriver2014
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A stunning church with exquisite woodwork. A place for quiet contemplation and appreciation. Worth a quick stop.

Thank Miranda W
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Incredible basilica, and the alter where La Negrita is enshrined is very powerful. You will know right away you are in a very holy place when you get up to the alter. I love access to the holy water at anytime. This is a must...More

Thank Cheyennie
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It was a beautifully designed building. It looked very attractive inside with looks of decorations. The only trouble was there was a funeral going on at the time so a full exploration of the building was impossible.

Thank Susan P
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

An impressive church with an amazingly ornate interior. Enjoy your time in the sanctuary as well as the gallery dedicated to the icon of the Virgin in the back of the building (outside and below deck).

Thank dod2015
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Beautifull church near center town of Cartago, interior is superb, always people praying, worth stopping and visiting.

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Reviewed 6 March 2018 via mobile

The pictures on books as beautiful as when you get in for real ... this is a great chef d’œuvre, even if you are not so much in Religion, the stop is a must ! Just remember it is a place of worship so be...More

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Reviewed 15 February 2018

We stopped off at Our Lady of the Angels on our way back from Volcan Irazu National Park. It was well worth the stop. This church is very significant to Costa Ricans and many make an annual pilgrimage to it from quite a distance. Of...More

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