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Basílica de Nuestra Señora de los Angeles (Our Lady of the Angels Basilica)

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Basílica de Nuestra Señora de los Angeles (Our Lady of the Angels Basilica) Review

This basilica is a hodgepodge of architectural styles from Byzantine to baroque, with a dash of Gothic. The interior is even more striking, with a colorful tile floor, intricately painted, faux-finish wood columns, and lots of stained glass. It is the focus of an annual pilgrimage to celebrate the appearance of La Negrita, or the Black Virgin, Costa Rica's patron saint. To the left as you face the altar is a room decorated with amulets given in dedication to the virgin for her intercession in everything from triumphs over disease to triumphs on the soccer field.

    Contact Information

  • Address: C. 16, Avdas. 2–4, 7 blocks east of central square, Cartago, 30102
  • Phone: /2551–0465
  • Hours: Mon.–Sat. 6 am–7 pm, Sun. 6 am–8 pm
  • Location: Cartago
Updated: 04-09-2014

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