Santuario Nacional Nuestra Senora de Los Angeles, Cartago

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Visit Santuario Nacional 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 Santuario Nacional Nuestra Senora de Los Angeles on your trip to Cartago, use our Cartago trip planner.
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  • Great feeling to say hi to la Madre de todos los Costarricenses, no matter where we are. Each trip to Costa Rica if possible we visit la basilica, is like refueling our Faith for the mother de los...  more »
  • Truly a magical place to go on a religious pilgrimage. The basilica is such a symbol of Costa Rican’s, their faith, and their pride. The story of the site of this church is beautiful. Many that go...  more »
  • Beautiful church with the most wonderful service and music! I got goosebumps hearing the music and everyone participated in singing. There is a little musurm showing artifacts on display and an area where you can touch and have some of the holy water that flows from a cave. There is English translation for the church information . Beautiful architecture!!
  • It's beautiful. It's grand. Peaceful and iconic. The music - so hedonic. It makes your heart expand. Stained glass, hand-painted walls, The holy water flowing from the cave. And as you travel chasing waterfalls This destination, mark my word, is worthy of a save. - Aziz the rhyming whiz

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