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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  • It is an amazing Church. With a story that you should know. It is pilgrimage and architectural beauty. In addition to one side is the finding stone and the stone Virgin. Don't miss meet. The train from san Jose takes you there in less than 1 hour.
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  • Will be the most important temple perhaps of Costa Rica, the National Shrine and will also surely one of the most beautiful Costa Rican churches. The basilica was originally built in 1639 and was partially destroyed by an earthquake, it was later restored and his current style is a unique combination of colonial architecture, as well as of the 19th century, a Neo-Byzantine style, expressed in its exterior and interior. The current building, substantially of 1939 date. It is a modern building, but very harmonious, whether outwardly wants inside, where the predominant color wood and the beautiful stained glass Windows. Many beautiful examples of stained glass Windows, which are worth a visit in detail. The construction is very elegant, Byzantine influences and search is embedded in a large complex where the most important Catholic pilgrimage of Costa Rica. The Virgin of Los Angeles is also known as "La Negrita". This shrine is a must-see. In addition to finding "a work of art unlike any other Costa Rican temples, if you make the trip from San Jose, will be accompanied by beautiful scenery, until you reach the nice city of Carthage that as it should be, has the Basilica as epicenter.
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  • The basilica is beautiful and this super careful. It is a very interesting surprise in the middle of Carthage.
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  • Beautiful church, the atmosphere is incredible.
  • Clean atmosphere people that intent to do more good with their time and money than others
  • 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.
  • my experience regarding this Sanctuary is spiritual , it is also the same faith in my belief in God. besides being a very popular tourist attraction .