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

Banos, Ecuador
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Blessed experience

Amazingly beautiful. Cannot express with words how gorgeous the cathedral is. Praying to the Virgen... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
mgfuentes730
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Jamaica, New York
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Wonderful sanctuary and courtyard with great art/paintings/statues

This church wasn't built until the early 20th century, but has a great classic look and the... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Karen L
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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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.
  • Excellent47%
  • Very good41%
  • Average10%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Amazingly beautiful. Cannot express with words how gorgeous the cathedral is. Praying to the Virgen and putting our wishes with prayers on those candles was an amazing experience. Very humbled to have walked around the church sharing with my family the wonderful miracles that have...More

Thank mgfuentes730
Reviewed 3 days ago

This church wasn't built until the early 20th century, but has a great classic look and the volcanic stone adds to its character. The huge beautiful paintings from different eras in the church's history depict miracles that happened and the stories (in Spanish, of course)...More

Thank Karen L
Reviewed 6 days ago

In just about all the countries in the Americas, plaza always has a church and the government offices. This church does not fall in that category. It stands on its own with all its beauty, standing tall and solo. Inside the church, the altar is...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited this church on Sunday and took in part of mass. It was a beautiful church and mass was full of people. Beautiful paintings and wood working.

Thank rsjones65
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited the area on the way to the waterfall outside of town - the church is right in the centre and is very unexpected to go in and see all the decorations, stories about the virgin and the "miracles" surrounding the village, the people saved...More

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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 O
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
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