Santuario Nacional Nuestra Senora de Los Angeles, Cartago

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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  • I Honestly loved the place, a lot of history to discover... Definitely a very attractive place to visit and learn a little about the general culture of Costa Rica.
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  • Experience unique all in vicinity to watch and be able to have lunch and even take coffee religious visit
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  • The church was absolutely beautiful. The architecture was very detailed as well the stain glass art were really pretty. There is museum with history about the church on the backside in the basement that you should see.
  • There’s the holy water fountain. Good place to go with family or your significant other. You can feel the pace in the air.
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