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 church is the center of the city. On Sunday morning the Church is crowded and is a lot in the streets around the Church.
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  • If you are into churches this would be a good one to visit! The architecture is pretty nice! And its really pretty inside! I am not big on churches but it was nice to see it. Its not very easy to get ...  more »
  • It is the most important religious object in Costa Rica and an important historical point, too. However, the building itself is comparatively new - present look in has acquired only in 1939. However, ...  more »
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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.
  • Very nice church !! More inside than outside. ..
  • An interesting visit. My disappointment was the lach of more information about the church.
  • 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.
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