Basilica Virgen del Valle, Margarita Island
(4.6/5 based on 750+ reviews on the web)
Small and delicate in stature, Basilica Virgen del Valle exudes a warm, welcoming atmosphere inside. With its white steeples and ornate interior, the church remains a site of pilgrimage, where people come to honor Our Lady of the Valley (as the Virgin Mary is known in eastern Venezuela). Apart from service times, you can enter and explore the decor. Dress modestly out of respect for local custom. Outside, browse the market for locally handmade goods, food, or flowers and candles to offer in the church. For Basilica Virgen del Valle and beyond, use our Margarita Island itinerary planner to get the most from your Margarita Island vacation.
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  • Was all a feat to get to Margarita Island, cross the border bridge and just reached the cold airport in Venezuela nearly prevent us from the arrival but in the end and after a string of pleas to the Virgin of the Valley that would allow us to get all we came out as God willed it; EXCELLENT. Arriving at the island first thing we did was to visit the shrine, highly recommended, very nice. Dann Villamil Manager tourism
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  • Although it is a church very small since you enter you feel spirituality a peace with the Virgin Mary and God, on my visit of the 2016-11-26 the Virgin was in the lower part that impressed me a lot I could see it very close and cry with joy to see her so close I felt his humility and spirituality, it is a feeling that I can't describe was very emotional visit to this beautiful sanctuary of the Virgin , who le creature received favors and asked for my health, for my family and for my children and nephews and for peace in Venezuela and non lacking a plate of food every Venezuelan home.
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  • Whether religious or not, must visit eate cultural and traditional place on the island! All those who live there and were not born is their land permit ask the Virgin Mary to decide under their domains! If you do well you gave permission if not move of city! Millions of believers flock to its descent all septiembres is a religious act full of love and culture
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  • I visited a few years ago with my family, truly beautiful and you felt the peace of Christ there. The story of the church is also inspiring
  • Un lugar hermoso
  • The Temple of my beautiful Virgin! Gracias Virgencita del Valle, for taking care of me every day, by guide me on my way, give me health and fill me with happiness; ti and God I thank you for my life and every day I ask more and more forces to deal with the obstacles that cross my path! I call them improvements and peace for my country and for all Venezuelans, as well as health and prosperity for my relatives, acquaintances and friends. Amen! ;) Happy birthday Virgencita, already approaching your day!
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  • Excellent peace and faith that breathes, thanks MOM santa 😇 mi Virgencita del Valle cuidanos always, amen.
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  • Very good cared for and maintained, whenever I come to Margaret visited the Virgin (leaving the ferry to the basilica) is worth the visit. PS: the pies are great.
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