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

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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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  • When you bring a foreign friend and explain you the history of the place and as the pilgrimage occurs each year, it is a good place
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  • Carthage is relatively close to my house. When we have important events I frequent visit to the Virgin asking for discernment, guide or give thanks. Same when I have visitors from abroad. You can take a couple of hours to enjoy his artistic and architectural details without equal and take advantage to show the jewel of the Costa Rican Catholic faith.
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  • It is a very simple but mandatory stop when visiting Cartago. This place explains a lot about the quite and religious behavoir of people in Cartago.  more »
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  • A massive an impressive church. The outside is done is a very simple look. However, the inside of the church is extremely georgeous. The woods, paintings, details are out of this world.
  • Pretty church in the center of town. It's massive and can be a tad touristy, but if you have a minute is worth a gander. Always feel free to reach out to me on Twitter @joerazz
  • This has been the most beautiful church I have been to. Both inside and out this church is full of detail. Can sit whole day in awe.
  • Lugar frío. Religioso. Hermoso y con buena historia
  • 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.
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