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The Basílica de Nuestra Senora de los Ángeles
Type: Architecture, Attractions, Uniquely Here
The Basilica de Nuestra Senora de Los Angeles is a Roman Catholic church in classic Byzantine style, located in the heart of Cartago, Costa Rica. Built in 1639, this basilica is officially sanctified... Read More
The Basilica de Nuestra Senora de Los Angeles is a Roman Catholic church in classic Byzantine style, located in the heart of Cartago, Costa Rica. Built in 1639, this basilica is officially sanctified to the Virgin of Nuestra Senora de los --ngeles, a small statue of the Virgin Mary holding the baby Jesus. Soon after it was built, the basilica was partially destroyed by an earthquake, and a series of earthquakes that followed kept it crumbling and incomplete. In 1912, The Basilica de Nuestra Senora de Los Angeles was restored by architect Lluis Llach Llagostera, a project that lasted 12 years and was completed in 1924. Each August, over 2 million pilgrims make a 22 kilometer spiritual journey to the basilica, many of them on their knees, originating from various points throughout Costa Rica.
- Best for Sightseeing Because: This beautiful church is an architectural highlight of Costa Rica.
- Best for Free Things to Do Because: If you've come to Cartago, it would be silly not to visit this basilica.
- Best for Cartago's Best Attractions Because: If you're going to visit just one church while in Costa Rica, this beautiful Basilica should be the one.