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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  • Must visit if you go by Cartago. Byzantine style building is beautiful and imposing. Inside precious woods and beautiful stained glass windows. The Black Madonna is adored by all the "Ticos" during the pilgrimage on August 2.
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  • Very nice place, worth a visit it, is not far from San Jose. Depending on the faith of each one, to the right of the Basilicia at the bottom you can buy containers in the shape of the Virgin Mary and collect water... worth
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  • There is not a lot to see in Cartago, but this basilica is definitely worth visiting. It has a lot of history associated with it. This site is definitly worth a short visit.  more »
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  • It is a very beautiful building with important historic value for the Costa Rican people. For those who are lovers of art I would suggest you go and enjoy its captivating design. There are those who WALK from all parts of Costa Rica to this church which is imprssive and it is an experience I would never do again, one time is more than enough.
  • Beautiful interior and great acoustics during the mass.
  • Its a church in Cartago, the place is also consider a popular landmark. People from all around the country go walking to this church in August 2nd.
  • Very nice church. Did not go to attend a service, but rather on a tour of Cartago. Very well designed inside and out. Check out the area down the spiral steps outside. There's also some gift shops there too.
  • Clean atmosphere people that intent to do more good with their time and money than others

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