Church of the Virgin of the Holy Water (Nuestra Senora del Agua Santa), Banos

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#7 of 44 in Historic Sites in Ecuador
A place of pilgrimage for those wishing to thank the Virgin Mary for her miracles, Church of the Virgin of the Holy Water (Nuestra Senora del Agua Santa) is an impressive Neo-Gothic church that is central to the spiritual life of the town. The facade has been constructed using volcanic rock from the surrounding landscape, and its dark coloration makes for an imposing and impressive exterior. The interior displays many paintings depicting the Virgin performing miracles, while the onsite museum shows the history of the town, the church, and the volcano shaping the landscape and influencing the life of the area's natives. Make Church of the Virgin of the Holy Water (Nuestra Senora del Agua Santa) a part of your Banos vacation plans using our Banos trip generator.
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  • August 13, 2017
    As I told us, this church is a sanctuary of pilgrimage for Ecuadorians, is very beautiful
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  • August 11, 2017
    I recommend you to visit the Church of Baños de Agua Santa is the patron saint of baths and a museum where there is historical things is located in the interior of the Church.
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  • August 6, 2017
    It is a museum focused on the historical facts of the area, especially the Virgen de Agua Santa and his miracles. It is a short walk to appreciate the various facts and anecdotes. Perhaps I would be remiss to give greater impetus and better care details.
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  • June 15, 2017
    Check out the huge murals depicting miraculous events associated with the church and the Banos area. Each has story written on the bottom of the canvas.
  • June 15, 2017
    Tall basilica towering around banos, very pretty and cool to takw pictures
  • August 24, 2016
    You see this from anywhere in Banos. I only went inside once and that was when an orchestra was playing some famous film songs like Mission Impossible etc. I don't know if that is common but it's pretty cool.
  • August 8, 2016
    You can see this gorgeous cathedral from anywhere in Banos, its a very good reference point for meeting people.
  • December 26, 2013
    A very iinteresting church at this awosome city of Baños, if you visit this beatiful city you should go to the church that is called "Virgen de Agua Santa"

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Banos is full of hotels and hostels, yet during weekends and holidays most fill up quickly despite a considerable hike in prices. Reserve in advance to take advantage of discounts and choose a room with views. You can find some of the area's finest lodgings in elegant guesthouses on the edge of town, where each room comes with free Wi-Fi and access to carefully maintained gardens. Consider also the town's rental apartments, ideal for families with little kids.
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