Gruta de Lourdes, Mar del Plata

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#4 of 12 in Historic Sites in Mar del Plata
Religious Site Tourist Spot
Simple yet filled with character, Gruta de Lourdes features a prominent statue of the Virgin Mary, surrounded by inscriptions placed there by believers. Set back from the road in a recessed area of delicately arranged stones, the shrine is a replica of the famous Grotto of Our Lady of Lourdes in France. Constructed in 1937, the site is a touching, humble tribute to a much grander work, and part of a complex of other religious sites replicated from other famous international places of worship. Plan to see Gruta de Lourdes and other attractions that appeal to you using our Mar del Plata travel itinerary maker.
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  • A place not to miss, salis completely at peace, impossible not to go, not souvenir tour of collective, but passes by Boulevard Maritimo or po can take opposite plaza Colón, and leaves you just opposite to the cave.
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  • great place, well preserved, and free, only a payment of a tab for the part of the Manger in Bethlehem, but is cheap.
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  • Something really nice to visit outside of what is a day of sunshine. Ideal for touring taking advantage of its proximity to the commercial area of Avda Juan B. Justo
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  • It is wonderful to be there, if only the Grotto is admirable, but recommend strolling the promenade which is around, I found a chapel quite particular and I think not much is known of her. Replicas of the cities of Bethlehem and Jerusalem are also worth a visit!
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  • Blessed place, worth visiting it
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  • Places I know, of the most beautiful and inhabited of the deepest peace. For families with mood of deep introspection.
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  • Beautiful place I liked was first ahy peace ase you feel good
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  • Very nice place, quiet and simple, very warm and beautiful to walk!
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