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. Make Our Lady of the Angels Basilica (Basilica de Nuestra Senora de Los Angeles) part of your personalized Cartago itinerary using our Cartago trip itinerary planner.
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  • August 9, 2017
    You reach the Basilica located in the city of Cartago, known as the old metropolis as the ancient capital of Costa Rica. and the must-see is the National Shrine of the bold of Los Angeles or Nuestra Señora de Los Angeles. The Basilica will find the stack of holy water who appeared from the rock in which the image of the Virgin appeared and is curative, looks the original rock where it appeared in the 17TH century by beyond the year 1635 an August 02... by the way just star and spend the holidays of the Virgin. It is an image very small and decorated in gold and precious stones. We had to see more than 1 million and a half people in pilgrimage from every corner of Costa Rica and some many foreigners. It is worth visiting the shrine national Basilica Nuestra Señora de los Angeles in his visit this beautiful country
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  • July 28, 2017
    The beautiful basilica. But nothing more get a few gentlemen charged us 1,000 colobnes by aparkar on the street (the gorillas) on the door of the basilica 10 people selling rosaries d, 4 pidiensdo for children d, 4 offering Holy cards... We feel overwhelmed. We saw the basilica and we ran from Cartago.
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  • July 28, 2017
    Beautiful church and definitely worth the visit. So gorgeous! There is holy water that runs through the church and you can buy a container of the Reina for about 75 cents to fill with water and take h...  more »
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  • February 18, 2017
    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.
  • June 3, 2017
    Beautiful interior and great acoustics during the mass.
  • July 31, 2016
    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.
  • November 16, 2015
    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.
  • June 19, 2016
    Clean atmosphere people that intent to do more good with their time and money than others

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