Our Lady of the Angels Basilica (Basilica de Nuestra Senora de Los Angeles), Cartago

Visit Our Lady of the Angels Basilica (Basilica de Nuestra Senora de Los Angeles) to see one of Cartago's architectural gems. Built in 1924, it stands on the grounds of an earlier church destroyed in an earthquake. Legend has it that a little girl found a statue of Our Lady of the Angels on this site; the statue, however, kept disappearing and returning to the place where it was found. Today, the basilica still houses the treasured statue, kept in a golden shell. Admire the distinctive Byzantine architectural style of the basilica, a site of pilgrimage for millions of people each year. Don't miss a peek into the dramatic, cavernous interior. To visit Our Lady of the Angels Basilica (Basilica de Nuestra Senora de Los Angeles) on your trip to Cartago, use our Cartago trip planner .
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  • This place was beautiful! Even if you are not religious you should stop in to see the beauty of the architecture and I also love seeing how much faith this place of worship gives people. Truly amazing...  more »
  • Very cute and have to know. Beautiful place to give thanks and important stop in Cartago. Very friendly people!
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  • architecture a great piece with characteristics of the Romanesque style. Also houses the stone where is attributed the apparition of the Virgin of los angeles in 1615. It is a monument that is worth seeing him take some pictures and enjoy the interior of the temple, no matter the age of the visitor a work master of Latin American architecture. What if it is to visit the crypt that houses the rock with the Virgin becomes pretty rank.
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  • Place for pilgrims from whole country and others places. It is dedicated to the Virgin Mary, Queen of the Angels. Many devotes go to this place every day, but in especial on August 2th, when more that two million of people go there walking long distances.
  • If you have time, visit this church. It truly is beautiful. The design for the inside of this church is marvelous! They have vendors around the church that sell ice cream and religious stuff as well.
  • The Sanctuary of Our Lady of the Angels is a national shrine, as this representation of the Virgin Mary is the patron Saint of Costa Rica. The days before August 15, people go massively, by the the thousands, in pilgrimage, from all the corners of the country, and some even come from as far as Nicaragua or Panama.
  • Breathtaking interiors, it's beautiful and the architecture well representative of Costa Rica, totally worth the visit, they have the Virgin who appeared on a rock there so is a National treasure for all Costa riqueans.
  • Centro religiosity historico

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