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Basilica Nuestra Senora de Chiquinquira

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Address: Centro de Maracaibo, Maracaibo, Venezuela
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Basilica de la Chinita

Going to the Basilica de la Chinita is a wonderful experience for what it represents for Catholics and as a place to visit. I went in November because on that date the Virgin can... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Maracaibo, Venezuela
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Maracaibo, Venezuela
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Going to the Basilica de la Chinita is a wonderful experience for what it represents for Catholics and as a place to visit. I went in November because on that date the Virgin can be seen close up. A peace and beauty is transmitted and I pray for my family and my country.

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Kingston, Ontario, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you find yourself in Maracaibo, do not pass up the opportunity to visit this jewel. Admittedly, Maracaibo presents challenges. But this stunning church will convince you that Maracaibo was and can be (hopefully, very soon) a remarkable destination imbued with history and culture

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Doha, Qatar
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a place like not many. if you have faith or not, our blessed mother Chinita will make sure you receive the blessings that will change your life. There are not enough words to describe the experience. 1000% recommended. Don't call it an attraction, this is way more than that

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

This is a must see while in Maracaibo. The attention to detail is really noteworthy. Regardless of you faith or beliefs, La Chinita is a place held dearly to just about all in Maracaibo. Really enjoyed our visit.

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Louisville, Kentucky
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016

This basilica is an amazing art treasure. It appears as though every inch is covered with some sort of art piece. I was able to see everything upfront. Beware: no hats and covered shoulders!

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Maracaibo, Venezuela
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

Visiting Maracaibo, and if you are catholic, and not visiting "La Chinita" is like you didnt go there at all! It is quite a beautiful Marian Experience. After you leave the basilica you can experience visiting the old city ... Just as a remainder be careful with your belongins...

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Guadalajara Metropolitan Area, Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 March 2016 via mobile

We went there during Feria de la Chinita and it was amazing seeing all the devotees there. We had a great time. We didn't get a chance to go inside but I've been there before and it's truly a beautiful church.

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Maracaibo, Venezuela
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2015

Basilica of St John of God, home of the Patroness of Maracaibo, Our Lady of Chiquinquira, who is orshiped by millions of people around Venezuela. This Basilica has a marble floor recently renovated. Wood carved chairs. But the main and central attraction is the little table with the Miracolous image of the Virgin Mary and St, Andrew and St Anthony.... More 

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Coro, Venezuela
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2015

great beautiful church, must see, great contact with maracaibo culture and religious places, must see

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Miami, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2015

The Basilica in Maracaibo is a must visit. It is a beautiful old church with wonderful plaza in front of it and a nice park. There are a lot of little stores all around this area. I felt very safe here .

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