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 faces west so the later you see it the better the light. The 300 bus from San Jose costs 550 CRC each way. The terminal is some 7 blocks away.  more »
  • This structure is polished and new, sort of Vegas/Disney in look and scale, but genuinely treasured by the locals. Worth gaping at.  more »
  • I usually visit our Virgin Patron Saint of Los Angeles, to thank for many favors. I accompanied my spouse.
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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 .