Santuario Nacional Nuestra Señora de Los Ángeles

Santuario Nacional Nuestra Señora de Los Ángeles

Santuario Nacional Nuestra Señora de Los Ángeles
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This church is best known for the 1635 appearance of the country's patron saint, the Black Virgin. An annual pilgimage takes place in August.
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E W
Montreal, Canada28 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Family
Even kids enjoyed this. Stopped and bought a little vial to bring back some holy water. Beautiful church, the inside is golden in daytime hours and the outside is beautifully lit at night. We stopped to eat across the street. Sunday there was several masses so we did not walk around the inside of the church. Around the back you find the holy water site and around the other side the entrance to a small museum which is free and has a few interesting items including many of the silver body parts that people leave to ask for healing of that ailing part. The story of the negrita and building of the church is interesting.
Written 14 September 2023
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Nivea A
Los Angeles, CA28 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023
Must go here . We attended mass and we are non Christian but love Jesus and Mary . Such a wonderful and peaceful place . Must go behind to see the statue of La negrita and have some holy water . We filled two bottles in shape of statue to bring home .
Written 7 April 2023
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LolaGo1
Washington DC, DC6,407 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022 • Solo
I took the 7:30 am electric train ride from San Jose to Cartago. The Train Station in San Jose is Estacion Atlantico located near the National Museum. The ride took about 50 minutes, then a short walk on Avenida 10 from the Train Station to the Basilica.

Both the outside facades and inside decorations are beautiful. I was able to take many pictures because there was no mass going on when I arrived. The running Spring waters are located towards the back of the church. I saw locals filling up their containers with this water and using their palms to drink it. I did the same!

In front of the church, folks are putting up the Christmas tree and some other decorations.

Highly recommended to visit and pray here. Train rides for 65 y/o and olders are FREE! Train services back to San Jose start at 3:45 p.m. After I finished visiting Cartago’s attractions, I took the 12:30 p.m. Lumaca Express bus for 680 colones. Note that the Bus Station is located next to the Train Station.
Written 28 November 2022
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Dee
La Mesa, CA85 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022 • Couples
After reading about the story of La Negrita, we had to go and say our prayers. I cannot put the beauty of this bascillica into words and the power of the spirit could be felt as soon as I entered the doors. For reference, we are not Catholic. Regardless, we appreciated the sacred beauty of this place.
Written 2 October 2022
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Suzanne T
Sylva, NC30 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022
Beautiful basillica to walk into. Stained glass depicting biblical histories was gifted from France. Side alcoves had life-sized statues of Mary, Jesus, apostles. Peaceful.
Written 22 June 2022
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Ralph R
Lantana, FL63 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2021 • Couples
It was a fantastic idea . Great place to visit and worship …nice area , and great places to eat .. just walk and enjoy 😊
Written 15 August 2021
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Around the World
Berlin, Germany527 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2021 • Family
We found this accidentally. It’s not so often that I give 5 points. I visited many churches and cathedrals around the globe and I don’t believe in God. So I only can say it’s looking so beautiful. Most of this looking similar but this is different. All looks like made of wood and all the small details are very detailed. Sadly couldn’t take pictures because there was an ongoing mass.
Written 18 July 2021
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Herman H
Cibolo, TX23 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
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 Ticos y Ticas.
Written 25 October 2020
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LaLaOntheRoad
New York City, NY295 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2019 • Couples
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 here to pray believe the water behind the church offers miracles and spiritual healing. Absolutely worth the trip here when visiting Costa Rica. Beautiful and inspiring place for all. It will leave your heart full.
Written 1 February 2020
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HotnHotter
Lady Lake, FL16 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
Ornately beautiful Cathedral. There are no rides or concessions, just stunning architecture. There is nothing to do, but soak innthe majestic details.
Written 1 February 2020
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